|Compartmental bunding |
Compartmental bunding means the entire field is divided into small compartments with pre determined size to retain the rain water where it falls and arrest soil erosion. The compartmental bunds are formed using bund former. The size of the bunds depends upon slope of the land. Compartmental bunds provide more opportunity time for water to infiltrate into the soil and help in conserving soil moisture.
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Summer ploughing, broad bed and furrows, ridges and furrows, random tie ridging, compartmental bunding etc. are the various in situ water harvesting methods for black and red soils cause an increase of up to 15 per cent in crop yields.