May 19, 2003
First Published: 13:00 IST(8/5/2003)
Last Updated: 15:28 IST(19/5/2003)
Rooftop water harvesting
This system is very common in Mizoram. Introduced by the British, the practice has caught on in a big way.
Despite having high rainfall, most of it is lost because of low water retention
of its soil caused by soil erosion and deforestation. Pipes are attached to the sides of a slopping roof. This water is taken down to a tank.