from The 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.


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  • 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.

    Water profile of India

  • The area actually irrigated in 1995 was 48.2 million ha, of which tube-well irrigation represented 12.79 million ha.

    Water profile of China

  • The only tube-well, few miles away from the village, is out of order now.

    Indigenous people of Tripura Para and their endangered life

  • 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.

    1.1 The role and purpose of irrigation

  • Each tube-well costs only $900 and can supply water to thousands of people for many years to come. - Articles related to Water crisis of east & west Punjab

  • Since the pond was built, villagers say their tube-well water has red specks.

    The Economic Times

  • 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.

    IPS Inter Press Service

  • 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.

    PunjabNewsline News

  • 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.

    PunjabNewsline News

  • Dissemination and marketing of imported technologies without testing under local agro-environments must be banned and tube-well installation should be regulated to check excessive draw down of ground water table.



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