Araghatta – the Persian Wheel at work

February 23, 2011


Locally called the Rehat, the Persian Wheel is one another ancient water lifting device again perhaps more than a 1000 year old still functional in some pockets of India.

Again the question is what can be done to preserve these still functional and beautiful water heritage devices of our country? Can we declare the zones where they operate as water heritage zones and incentivize the farmers in preserving and running these devices? Can we attract eco tourists to take a look at these structures and perhaps compensate the farmer for having maintained it?




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