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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:2, February, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 1769-1800

Water Harvesting and Conservation under Cold Desert Condition of Ladakh (J&K): Constraints and Strategies
Phuntsog Tundup1*, M. A. Wani1, Sonam Dawa2, Shabber Hussain3 and Jigmat Laskit4
1Division of Soil Science, SKUAST-K, Shalimar-190025, India
2Division of FMAP, SKUAST-K, Shalimar-190025, India
3Division of Fruit Science, SKUAST-K, Shalimar-190025, India
4KVK, Nyoma, SKUAST-K, Shalimar-190025, India
*Corresponding author

Leh district is situated between 31-36° N latitude and 76-80° E longitude with an altitude ranging from 2500 to 6000 m above mean sea level. Leh is the largest district in the country with an area of 45,100 Km2. Agriculture is the main occupation of the rural people of the district. It was observed that traditional recharge structure practiced in Ladakh was locally called as Zing. Snow is an important source of water in cold arid regions, and the moisture from it is much more efficiently stored in soil than from rain. Artificial glaciers have been innovated. Retaining tall standing stubble after harvest or alternating strips of tall and short stubble. Re vegetation with seabuck thorn could be successfully used on large scale.

Keywords: Leh, Zing,Artificial glacier, Seabuckthorn,Cold arid.

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Phuntsog Tundup, M.A. Wani, Sonam Dawa, Shabber Hussain and Jigmat Laskit. 2017. Water Harvesting and Conservation under Cold Desert Condition of Ladakh (J&K): Constraints and Strategies.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 1769-1800. doi:
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