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Artificial Glacier helps to preserve water for agriculture in Kulum village of Leh

Artificial Glacier helps to preserve water for agriculture in Kulum village of Leh


LEH: The innovative project of artificial glacier has brought a wave of satisfaction to the residents of Kulum Village in Leh district of Ladakh Union Territory.

This ground-breaking initiative has played a vital role in preserving water for agricultural purposes, positively impacting the local community.

The project, launched in response to the region’s water scarcity issues, utilizes local topography and climate to create artificial glacier. This glacier is formed by directing winter stream water into shallow basins where it freezes. The ice melts slowly during the warmer months, ensuring a consistent water supply for agriculture.

Locals have expressed their satisfaction with the project, which has greatly improved the irrigation of their fields and supported the growth of crops.

“The artificial glacier has changed our lives for the better,” said one of the residents, a farmer in Kulum Village. “Now, we have enough water for our crops, even during the dry season.”

The artificial glacier is not only beneficial for agriculture but also play a role in sustaining the overall water supply for the village. The slow melt of the ice throughout the summer months provides water for drinking and other domestic uses.

Environmentalists have praised the project for its eco-friendly approach and its potential for replication in other water-scarce regions. “This project demonstrates how traditional knowledge and modern technology can work hand-in-hand to solve local problems,” said an elderly person.

The project began with the construction of a conical structure of ice, which is created by spraying water onto a frame during the winter months when temperatures can drop below freezing. This allows the water to freeze and form a towering ice structure, or ice stupa.

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