Explain Hydraulic structures in ancient India.
Hydraulic structures in ancient India:
- In the first century, B.C. Sringaverapura near Allahabad had sophisticated water harvesting system channelling the flood water of the river Ganga.
- During the time of Chadragupta Maurya, dams, lakes and irrigation system were extensively built.
- Evidences of sophisticated irrigation works have also been found in Kalinga, (Odisha), Nagaijunakonda (Andhra Pradesh), Bennur (Karnataka), Kolhapur (Maharashtra) etc.
- In the 11th century Bhopal Lake, one of the largest artificial lakes of its time was built.
- In the 14th century, the tank in Hauz Khas, Delhi was constructed by Iltutmish for supplying water to Siri Fort area.