In rural India, droughts are a common problem during some times of the year. High levels of salinity after several monsoons leaves the rural land of India waterlogged. Waterlogging occurs due to a layer of impermeable soil that prevents any water from penetrating the soil. Waterlogging in these rural lands leads to prolonged periods of drought. Droughts for these farmers result in many families having to migrate to different areas to maintain their livelihood. However, bhungroo irrigation systems, which consists of using pipes to store up water from rain and using it during droughts to irrigate crops. There is an increase in the amount of bhungroo irrigation systems across the rural parts of India to help overcome harsh weather conditions.

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