Water | VOL. 10, ISSUE 61, July-August 2010 |

Managing Water in Thar

Water is one of the most precious commodities for survival of mankind. Nowhere is this more true than in a desert. Survival instinct has compelled the desert dwellers historically to search for water, both surface and groundwater, to cluster near water sources, to find ways to use water perfunctorily, and to develop water conservation practices. Western Rajasthan, which contains the major part of the sandy Thar Desert of Indian subcontinent, is no exception when traditional practices for water conservation are...

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