Water conservation and storage is an important key element of any strategy that aims to alleviate the water scarcity crisis in India. With rainfall patterns changing and getting influenced almost every year, the Indian government and organizations have started looking at means to revive, store and conserve the traditional systems of water harvesting in the country.
This summer “Gaia Bharat’ had a great opportunity to work with 20 interns in. With their contribution we’ve researched and summarized on multiple topics which are of great importance with our aim of sustaining ground water harvesting.
Uttar Pradesh is a northern State and located between 23°52’N and 31°28’N latitudes and 77°3′ and 84°39’E longitudes. It has two major water sources from the rivers Ganga and Yamuna. About 92.84% of the cultivated area in the district is irrigated with tube wells. The other major source of irrigation in the district is canal
The increase in water demand due to rapid increase in population, urbanization and industrialization is posing a major challenge to the global water resources. The ground system of India is the largest, currently, covering 160 million ha of cultivated land in India with 39 million ha irrigated by groundwater and 22 million ha by irrigated