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Water conservation and community responsiveness

As in many parts of the world, the South Asian civilisation flourished along the banks of major rivers.  Where rivers were not readily available, water became a unitary force that inspired people to build hundreds and thousands of reservoirs, big and small, to eke every drop possible. Back then, communities functioned as an institution with ownership of common resources including watersheds. Water management in ancient India, around 300 BC, was taken up by communities with good knowledge of rainfall regimes,...

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