Easy Steps and Benefits

Rainwater Harvesting in Agriculture

By - Aysha Anam

Rainwater harvesting is extremely beneficial for irrigating fields

It is excellent for plants since it has no chemicals such as fluoride and chloramines (chlorine)

It reduces soil erosion, stormwater runoff, flooding, and pollution of surface water with fertilizers, pesticides, metals, and other sediments

How to Set-Up Rainwater Harvesting System in Farms

Step 1

Select a clean surface of water collection, ground, or terrace

Step 2

Select the location of the collection, spread-out tank, or cluster tank

Step 3

Choose the size of the storage tank. It is wise for farmers to store water in a huge room

Step 4

Connect pipes from the collection spot or spots to the collection area

Step 5

install filters at different points and let sedimentation also take place naturally

Step 6

Create an excess water flow system 

Step 7

Lay pipes connecting the storage tank to the field

The traditional method of rainwater harvesting includes, step wells, wells, and ponds

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