What is Bamboo Drip Irrigation System?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

Bamboo Drip Irrigation System is a 200 year old technology of draining stream and spring water using bamboo pipes. This irrigation system is commonly used in Meghalaya. The procedure delivers 20-80 drops per minute at the plant site. The total quality of water that enters the bamboo pipe system is 18-20 liters.

Bamboo Drip Irrigation System

One of the ancient irrigation systems is Bamboo Drip Irrigation. The process involves transferring spring water using bamboo pipes. The technique uses the very simple phenomenon of gravity, which causes water to move from higher to lower.

An important feature of this irrigation system is that it can check the direction of the flow of water by changing the arrangement of bamboo pipes. The water easily reaches hundreds of meters through the pipe and reaches the target plant in the form of droplets.

Types of Irrigation Systems

This type of irrigation system is so old and has many advantages which include the:

  • Almost no leakage
  • Saves water and improves crop yield
  • Use of natural and inexpensive ingredients

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