Biology Environmental Science

Rain Water Harvesting

In this article we will discuss Rain Water Harvesting

Water is commonly taken for granted as nature’s gift. Often it is used wastefully in
agriculture, but industry and people pollute and poison available water supplies at an alarming rate. Water problems arise from increasing demands generated by rapid population growth; urbanization, industrialization and irrigation for additional food production. In many areas excessive pumping of groundwater not only brings down water quality, but also depletes it this affects’ sustainability. The ‘capacity of irrigation tanks numbering about five lakh in
the country is shrinking due to situation and encroachment. Scarcity is noticed even in high rainfall areas like Cherrapunji (Assam), Western Ghats and Kerala. This is due to improper management and poor conservation of rainwater.


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