Water Management – Institutional Reforms, Conservation Efforts, etc.

[pib] Buldhana Pattern of water conservation

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Buldana pattern

Mains level : Water coservation models

Maharashtra’s ‘Buldana Pattern’ of water conservation’ has won national recognition and the NITI Aayog is in the process of formulating National Policy on water conversation based on it.

Refer this link to read more about traditional water conservations systems in India:

https://geographyandyou.com/ten-traditional-water-conservation-methods/

What is ‘Buldhana Pattern’?

  • It is based on the synchronization of national highway construction and water conservation.
  • It was achieved for the first time in Buldana district of drought-prone Vidarbha region, by using soil from the water bodies, nallas and rivers.
  • This consequently leads to the increase in capacity of water storage across the water-bodies in Buldana district and it came to be known as ‘Buldana Pattern’.
  • Creation of State Water Grid and adopting water Conservations works under this pattern will increase the agriculture production and bring prosperity in farmer’s economic life in Vidarbha.
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