Geography

Highlight Any Three Hydraulic Structures as Part of Water Management Programmes Initiated in Ancient India Along With the Period When They Were Built.

Sophisticated hydraulic structures like dams built of stone rubble, reservoirs or lakes, embankments and canals for irrigation were built in various regions’ of the country. A sophisticated water harvesting system channelling the flood water of river Ganga was built at Sringaverapura near Allahabad in the 15th century BC. Nagarjunakonda in Andhra Pradesh, Bennur in Karnataka, …

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Multipurpose River Project.

Advantages of Multipurpose River Project These are the main source of power generation. They provide us neat, pollution free and cheapest energy which is the backbone of industry and agriculture. These projects control the floods because water can be stored in them. These projects have converted many, ‘rivers of sorrows’ into ‘rivers of boon’. These …

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How Were the Underground Tanks Beneficial to the People of Rajasthan? Explain.

In semi-arid and arid regions of Rajasthan almost all the houses traditionally had underground tanks for storing drinking water. They are extremely reliable source of drinking water when other sources are dried up. This is considered the purest form of natural water. The tanks can be as large as big rooms. The tanks were part …

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Explain Any Three Reasons Responsible for Water Scarcity in India.

The availability of water resources varies over space and time, mainly due to the variations in seasonal and annual precipitation. Over-exploitation, excessive use and unequal access to water among different social groups. Water scarcity may be an outcome of large and growing population and consequent greater demands for water. A large population means more water …

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Describe Any Four Traditional Methods of Rainwater Harvesting Adopted in Different Parts of India.

Traditional methods of rainwater harvesting adopted in different parts of India. are: Guls and Kuls: People built guls and kuls in hilly and mountainous regions to divert water. These are simple channels. They are mainly used in the Western Himalayas. Roof top rainwater harvesting: Commonly practised to store drinking water in Rajasthan. Inundation Channels: These …

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Why Are Different Water Harvesting Systems Considered a Viable Alternative Both Socio-Economically and Environmentally in a Country Like India?

Keeping in view the disadvantages and rising resistance against the multipurpose projects, water harvesting system is considered a viable alternative both socioeconomically and environmentally. In ancient India also along with the sophisticated hydraulic structures, there existed an extraordinary tradition of various water harvesting systems. People adopted different techniques in different areas. In hilly regions people …

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