NCERT Class 10 Geography Chapter 3: Water Resources Completes Notes Part 6

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Water Resources

Bamboo Drip Irrigation System

  • 18-20 liter water enter bamboo pipe system & reduce to 20-80 drops per minute

  • In Meghalaya – 200 years old technique

  • From springs on hilltop to low level by gravity

  • Fertilizers can be used with high efficiency

  • Water used at maximum level

  • Low operation cost

  • Low initial cost

  • Weed cannot absorb water

  • Maximum crop yield

  • Nutrient loss is minimized

  • Can pass through road

Bamboo Drip Irrigation System

Bamboo Drip Irrigation System

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There is one unique water harvesting system that is present in the parts of Meghalaya that is known as the bamboo drip irrigation system so under this irrigation system you have the pieces of bamboo that are taken up and these pieces are connected one after other from the up hills to the down hills and you have water that flows from this system and it’s interesting to note you start with nearly 18-20 liters of the water when you start with bamboo pipeline system and finally when it comes to the final stage you have nearly 20 to 80 drops per minute that is released.

It is nearly 200 year old technique that has been used by the local dwellers there. With this technique fertilizers can be used with better efficiency, it is a very low cost technique a kind of primitive technique with low operation costs low initial cost and low maintenance cost as well.

Again weeds cannot absorb the water so there would no issues of weed growing around in this system it would lead to maximum crop yield because it is again a kind of drip irrigation system. Again there is no Nutrient loss all if ever it is highly minimized. So this would be a kind of very fruitful system even in the parts of Rajasthan or the arid areas if it is practice in the similar way.