ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Upstream vs Downstream

No alternative to rainwater harvesting may be available for ensuring rural livelihood in a state like Rajasthan that faces frequent droughts. But it is imperative to examine whether these traditional methods lead to uneven recharge of groundwater between the upstream and downstream. This paper analyses the status of groundwater availability in three villages of Alwar district, which are located in the upstream and downstream of the Arwari basin, where a large number of communities have constructed numerous rainwater harvesting structures.

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