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Khadins, Bundhis, Ahars and Kattas are ancient structures that are examples for

(a) grain storage

(b) wood storage

(c) water harvesting

(d) soil conservation

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  • Khadin is an ingenious construction designed to harvest surface runoff water for agriculture. These are mostly found in Rajasthan.
  • Bundhis are used for water harvesting in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ahars are reservoirs with an embankment on three sides mostly found in Bihar.
  • Kattas are temporary check dams built across streams and rivulets found in Karnataka.

All these are still in use today for the conservation of water.

Hence option (c) is correct.

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