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Presidential Address on the annual conference of Itihasa Academy held at Dharwad in June 1996

Title:Presidential Address on the annual conference of Itihasa Academy held at Dharwad in June 1996
Author:Dikshit .G.S
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy, Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 12, 1997
Abstract:Inadequacy of water and its distribution has been a great problem every summer; hence it is a must to understand how our ancestors dealt with this problem. A new historical research should begin in this field. Our ancestors maintained the ecological balance, depended on lakes, wells and tanks, which got filled in the rainy season, would water the produce round about these catchments even when there was drought. Tanks took care of the situation in the drought as well as during floods.There are many inscriptions, which speak of not only the construction of tanks and wells by the rulers and others but also of repairing the old ones. The modern trend is to construct at an exorbitant price huge dams across the rivers at the cost of thick forests, houses and the lands of farmers. The historian also gives his suggestions for the present generations to follow the ancient methods of constructing tanks and hand over the management of maintenance to the local governments.

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