Travel to India Themes: Irrigation 1: Ancient Methods: Photo 1
Wells in India are often massive excavations. In 1950, India had about 3.5 million such "dug wells" like this one and about 6,000 narrow "tube wells." The ratio has changed greatly since then, with the explosive rise of tube wells and the passing into picturesque obsolescence of the dug. Still, dug wells remain in use particularly in hard-rock areas where yield depends on tapping a great many rock fractures. This example lay within the command area of the Tungabhadra Project high-level canal, between Hyderabad and Bangalore.
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