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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 66-74

Impact of Rainwater Harvesting Structures on Groundwater Recharge Potential in India
Srikanta Mahato1, A. K. Mishra1 and Subhankar Debnath2*
1Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
2Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author

The available water resources are limited and/or seasonal, which made the water scientist to search for alternate solutions to the water shortage. Optimizing water usage and water conservation as a natural resource could help to solve water scarcity. One of the promising options to address this issue could be rainwater harvesting systems which conserve water resources and environment, reduce pollution, help to control flooding, and minimize negative of impact of weather change. In this present study, hydrologic impact of rain water harvesting structures (RWHS) was assessed in Arvari river catchment as alternate water resources for future possible utilization in agricultural purposes. The surface runoff volumes for potential recharge of four RWHS were estimated over catchment area. Results showed that minimum stored volume of 12000 m3 was experienced in Jhiri johad during the year 2011, whereas the Sankara bandh stored 50000 m3 of water during that year. The study revealed that structures could retain water up to 273 days, which suggests a great possibility to use harvested surface runoff to improve the catchment's agricultural output if the water can be used wisely.

Keywords: Agricultural production, Rainwater harvesting, Water resources, Water shortage

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Srikanta Mahato, A. K. Mishra and Subhankar Debnath. 2020. Impact of Rainwater Harvesting Structures on Groundwater Recharge Potential in India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 66-74. doi:
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