Narmada Bachao Andolan and Tehri Dam Andolan.
The traditional system of rainwater harvesting is to build underground tanks or tankas for storing drinking water. This system is mainly practised in the arid and semi-arid regions of Rajasthan.
The Nagarjun Sagar Dam is built on the Krishna.
Rainwater harvesting is needed to provide it for agriculture, collect drinking water, irrigate the fields and to moisten the soil.
Two techniques of rooftop rainwater harvesting are: Construction of tanks so as to store the rainwater Collection of excess rainwater in the dugwell
The main purpose of launching multi-purpose projects after independence was that they would integrate development of agriculture with rapid industrialization.
A project where many uses of the impounded water are integrated with one another is known as multipurpose project. It is built for irrigation, power generation, water supply, flood control, recreation, etc.
We can understand the meaning of the above statement through these examples: After a heavy downpour, a boy collects drinking water in Kolkata. A Kashmiri earthquake survivor carries water in the snow in a devastated ‘ village. A Rajasthani woman balances her matka and travels large distances to collect water.
Post independent India witnessed intensive industrialisation and urbanisation. Arrival of MNC’s: Apart from fresh water they require electricity which comes from hydroelectric power. Multiplying urban centers with large and dense populations and urban life styles have not only added to water and energy requirements, but have further aggravated the problem. Large-scale migration from rural to …
In hilly and mountainous regions, people build diversion channels like ‘gul’ or ‘kul’ in Western Himalaya for agriculture. Roof-top rainwater harvesting was commonly practised to store drinking water particularly in Rajasthan. In West Bengal, people develop inundation channels to irrigate their fields. In semi-arid regions agricultural fields are converted into rainfed storage structures that allowed …