System of collecting rainwater and conserving for future needs has traditionally been practiced in India. The traditional systems were time-tested wisdom of not only appropriate technology of Rainwater Harvesting, but also water management systems, where conservation of water was the prime concern. Traditional water harvesting systems were Bawaries, step wells, jhiries, lakes, tanks etc. These were the water storage bodies to domestic and irrigation demands. People were themselves responsible for maintenance to water sources and optimal use of water that could fulfill their needs. The term rainwater harvesting is being frequently used these days; however, the concept of water harvesting is not new for India. Water harvesting techniques had been evolved and developed centuries ago. Ground water resource gets naturally recharged through percolation. But due to indiscriminate development and rapid urbanization, exposed surface for soil has been reduced drastically with resultant reduction in percolation of rainwater, thereby depleting ground water resource. Rainwate
r harvesting is the process of augmenting the natural filtration of rainwater in to the underground formation by some artificial methods. Conscious collection and storage of rainwater catering to the demands of water, for drinking, domestic purpose & irrigation is termed as Rainwater Harvesting. Water harvesting is much needed in our country. We do a great injustice to nature by wasting the nectar it showers upon us. Due to la
ck of proper conservation this nectar is wasted on the one hand, and turns into a troublesome devil on the other, creating many problems such as the erosion of the upper layer of the fertile land and floods etc. To control this we will establish a water harvesting plant at every 1000 meters. For this we will take help from the interested parties or if we can get soft loans / subsidy from Government. If some individual / company is interested in the venture we will take up this project in partnership with them. If we are able to mobilize the required funds then the Kamuna Group will take up these projects on its own.