Paar system: Paar is a common water harvesting practice in the western Rajasthan region. It is a common place where the rainwater flows from the agar (catchment) and in the process percolates into the sandy soil. In order to access the rajani pani (percolated water) kuis or beris are dug in the agor (storage area).
What are the method of rainwater harvesting in Rajasthan?
The traditional rainwater harvesting technique used in the Thar desert region of Rajasthan is called Taanka. As a cylindrical paved underground pit, the rainwater from rooftops, courtyards or artificially prepared catchments flows into this.
What is the traditional system of rainwater harvesting used in Rajasthan Class 10?
Rooftop harvesting, rain-fed storage structures and tankas. Explanation: Rooftop harvesting was one of the traditional systems commonly followed in Rajasthan where the rainwater falling on the roof would go through a pipe and get collected in a container.
Which of the following is not a water harvesting method used in Rajasthan?
Guls or Kuls are irrigation channels which is usually built in hilly areas such as Himalayas. They are not built in desert areas such as Rajasthan.
Why is the first spell of rain not collected?
The first spell of rain was usually not collected as this would clean the roofs and the pipes. Rain water called as Palar Pani. Many houses constructed underground rooms adjoining the ‘tankas’ to beat the summer heat as it would keep the room cool.
What are the traditional and modern methods of rainwater harvesting?
Modern Methods of Water Harvesting The Modern methods of rainwater harvesting are categorized under two, they are Artificial Recharging and Rain Water Harvesting. The former is classified into Absorption Pit Method, Absorption Well Method, Well cum Bore Method and Recharge trench cum injection well.