Ravindranath Vaman Ramdas

Ravindranath Vaman Ramdas
Glimpses of Bhagiratha Vidya - Irrigation engineering in ancient India - Paper presented at the National Seminar on Water and Culture (2007)
This paper looks at various ancient Indian texts to highlight irrigation techniques used at that time.
Posted on 31 Jan, 2011 01:33 AM

There is mention of the importance of water in daily life in various prayers in the Rigveda. The author states that the earliest evidence of water conservation goes back to 3000 B. C. when Gabarbands were built in Baluchisthan. The Harappans built tanks and wells and were pioneers of well-digging technology.