What are the traditional methods of water conservation?

In traditional methods of rainwater harvesting, water is stored and also used to recharge the groundwater. Some of the traditional methods of water conservation in different regions of  India are:

  • Rajasthan – Tanks, Khadins, Nadis
  • Maharsahtra- Tals, Bandharas
  • Karnataka- Kattas
  • Himachal Pradesh- Kuhls
  • Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh- Bundhis
  • Kerala- Surangams

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