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Traditional water lifting device from India- Aragh

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Called 'Rehat' locally, and a;sp known the Persian wheel, this traditional water lifting device was probably developed around the area of Rajasthan and Sind perhaps 1300 years ago.

Ara-ghatta - literally means spoke-pot. The old devices were made from wood with earthen pots. Slowly they have given way to the use of iron wheels and sprockets and tin buckets to lift the water.They lift water from the dynamic water table only and hence are ecological not depleting the static aquifer. 

Such water heritage devices and areas could perhaps be designated as water heritage zones and farmers incentivized to protect them. They could form part of the local tourism being living heritage structures.

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Produced by: Zenrainman
Year: 2011
Language: (English titles)

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