Guidelines for construction of check dams

The broad objectives of Check Dams (In-stream Storage Structures) are : To provide drinking water facilities in the villages along both the sides of the river after monsoon period; Ground Water recharge; To provide incidental irrigation during late Khariff and Rabi by storing water at the end of monsoon mainly through lifting devices; Irrigation use of water flowing down drainage channels; To divert water from perennial / semi-perennial streams in hilly areas for irrigation purpose; and Other uses by villagers like bathing, washing, fishing, recreation etc. depending on location and potentiality.