Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device for obtaining water from beneath the ground, consisting of a wrought-iron pipe armed with a sharp point, and having a series of perforations at the lower end above the point. It is driven into the soft ground until water is reached. For many localities, where water is comparatively near the surface, a tube-well answers for all domestic purposes. In soils where the water is abundant near the surface, four or more tube-wells may be driven a few feet apart and united at the top by branch pipes, and may serve to supply a steam fire-engine, etc., by a direct connection, or to feed a steam-pump. It is commonly called, in the United States, a driven well, or drive-well.
“The development of tube-well irrigation, supported by investment in electrification and credit provision, has been the main driving force behind irrigation expansion and productivity improvements over the past few decades, particularly in the northwest.”
“The area actually irrigated in 1995 was 48.2 million ha, of which tube-well irrigation represented 12.79 million ha.”
“The only tube-well, few miles away from the village, is out of order now.”
“This absorbs the impact of the accelerating and decelerating column of water within the tube-well pipe and so provides a steadier upward flow of water.”
“Each tube-well costs only $900 and can supply water to thousands of people for many years to come.”
“Since the pond was built, villagers say their tube-well water has red specks.”
“It costs about two million kip (240 dollars) to put up a tube-well system, while a borehole can have a 4 million kip (486 dollar) price tag.”
“Punjab had been able to surpass the targeted paddy this year due to far more numbers of tube-well connections released by PSEB to meet with the demand of water for paddy.”
“The commissioner of Patiala municipal corporation Manjit Singh Narang, who was present on the occasion, said that there was 120 tube-well functional in the city and water purifier system was not necessitated in all the pumps and will be installed in selected pumps where water was not potable.”
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