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Rubber Dam for Watershed

Rubber Dam for Watershed

Description and salient Technical features

Flexible rubber dams are a special type of geosystem, which are made up of long tubular-shaped textile composite secured to a channel bed consisting of four parts such as: A rubberized fabric dam body, A concrete foundation, A control room housing (inflation & deflation mechanisms) & An inlet/ outlet piping system.

Advantages of rubber dam are short construction period, easy maintenance and repair, long span and adaptable to different slopes, low project life cycle cost, earthquake resistant.

Performance Results

More durable, stores more water for maximum period of one year and uniform regulation of water flow compared to traditional dams.

Cost:

Total cost of the rubber composite including installation is around Rs.36,900 for five square metres (7380/ m2). Cost of base concrete structure is extra

How the new technology will impact the income of the farmers / end users:

Water will be available for maximum period so that the farmers will go for more number of crops and productivity of each crop will be increased due to assured water availability and farmers are benefitted monetarily.

Social/environmental/other benefits:

As productivity of crop increases farmers will get more returns. Ground water will be recharged. Both soil and water will be conserved.

Status of commercialization/ IPO rights etc.

Ready for commercialization

Last modified onThursday, 27 November 2014 13:54
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