TNPSC Thervupettagam

Suranga Bawadi – Ancient Water Supply System

November 12 , 2019 30 days 118 0
  • Suranga Bawadi, an integral part of the ancient “Karez system” of supplying water through subterranean tunnels in Karnataka has been included in the World Monument Watch list for 2020.
  • The monument has been selected under the “Ancient Water System of the Deccan Plateau” by the NGO, World Monuments Fund (WMF).
  • WMF monitors the restoration of ancient monuments across the globe.
  • Karez underground system was built in the 16th century by Ali Adil Shah-I of the Bijapur Sultanate.
  • His successor Ibrahim Adil Shah-II added more structures to strengthen it.
  • ‘Karez’ is believed to the one of the best water supply systems in the world but it is in bad condition owing to lack of maintenance.

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