Best Practices of ground water harvesting

September 17, 2019

# ground water harvesting, #rain water harvesting, #water resource management,

Jal Shakti Abhiyan is a compaign for water conservation and water security. Through citizen participation is underway 1st July to 15th September 2019. Phase 2 will be run from 1st Oct. to 30th Nov. 2019.

ground water harvesting

To achieve the goal of water conservation, there are some best practices for ground water harvesting

  • Dobha construction of ground water harvesting
  • Kapil Dhara construction of dug Wells under MANREGA, Madhya Pradesh
  • Form pond on demand scheme, Maharashtra
  • Jalyukta Shivar abhiyan, Maharashtra
  • Sujalam sufalam Jal sanchay abhiyan 2018, Gujarat
  • Pani panchayat: Odisha water resource consolidation project
  • Mukhyamantri Jal Swawlamban Abhiyan, Rajasthan
  • Mission Kakatiya Telangana

Advantages of Ground water harvesting

There are many benefits of it.

  • Harvesting rainwater allows us to better utilize an energy resource.
  • Rainwater is free from many chemicals found in ground water, making it suitable for irrigation and watering gardens.
  • With the right sized system and equipment, rainwater can be used for drinking purpose.
  • During rainy season, rainwater is collected in large storage tanks which also helps in reducing floods in some low lying areas.
  • it also helps in reducing soil erosion and contamination of surface water with chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides and fertilizers from rainwater run-off which results in cleaner lakes and ponds.
  • Sometimes it can be used for irrigation purposes during non-rainy months.
  • to enhance the development of agriculture based income for small and marginal farmers.

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