Traditional check dams of Kasaragod

January 18, 2021 |

Kattas are traditional check dams built by farmers in Kerala’s Kasaragod district using mud and granite, in December every year. The stored water is used to irrigate crops till the end of May. Farmers will demolish the dams before the onset of monsoon. The check dams also recharge the groundwater table and  ensure water availability even during the peak summer months. 

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