Describe how modern adaptations of traditional rainwater harvesting methods are being carried out to conserve and store water.

  • Using bamboo pipes, spring and steam water is tapped in Meghalaya. This system is over 200 years old. 
  • In Mysore district of Karnataka, there is a remote backward village named Gendathur. To meet the water needs of the houses, a rooftop rainwater harvesting system was installed in around 200 houses.Around 1 lakh litres of rainwater is harvested annually from 20 houses in this village.
  • In Rajasthan, to store drinking water, ‘Rooftop rainwater harvesting’ was commonly practised.
  • For storing drinking water, all the houses had tankas or underground tanks in Balmer, Phalodi, Bikaner regions of Rajasthan.

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