what are the traditional methods of irrigation.......
1. Dhekli = Water is drawn from a well, lakes or canals. A rope and bucket is tied to a pole. At the other end, heavy object like stick is tied as a counterbalance. With the help of pole, water is drawn up.
2. Chain pump = It consists of two large wheels connected by a chain. Buckets are attached to the chain and other part of the chain dips into the water source. As the wheel turns, the bucket picks up water. The empty bucket gets carried back down.
3. Moat (Pulley system) = It involves pulling up water from a well to irrigate the land. Though time consuming and labour intensive this process is very cost-efficient and avoids wastage of water.
4. Rahat = It uses animal labour. An ox or cow would turn the wheel which is there on top of well to draw the water from the well.