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(i) What is rain water harvesting?
(ii) What are the advantages of rain water harvesting?
(iii) Name two water harvesting systems practised in India.


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  • Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting the rainwater from the surfaces it falls and then collecting it for the use in the future.
  • The advantages of rainwater harvesting are reducing pressure on groundwater, easy to maintain, reduces soil erosion, etc.
  • Paar is a common water harvesting practice in the western Rajasthan region.
  • Johads are small earthen check dams that capture and conserve rainwater, improving percolation and groundwater recharge. Practiced in Rajasthan, India.

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