Check dams

The onset of the monsoon brings hope, fear and reverence in the farming community. For an arid state like Karnataka, the rain holds great promise. While monsoons nourish, they can also cause runoff and soil erosion. Last year alone, MGNREGA constructed around 5,100 Multiple Arch Check Dams in order to conserve precious rainwater. Additionally, as part of this agenda the scheme has also constructed myriad of boulder checks, recharge pits, check dams and gokattas in Karnataka.