Q. Which of the following text provides the information of irrigation facilities at the time of Guptas?
The importance of irrigation to agriculture was recognised in India from the earliest times.
- From the Narada Smriti, we understand that there were two kinds of dykes: the bardhya, which protected the field from floods, and the khara, which served the purpose of irrigation.
- To prevent inundation, jalanirgamah (drains) were constructed, which is mentioned by Amarasimha.
- Canals were constructed not only from rivers but also from tanks and lakes. The most famous lake was the Sudarsana Lake at the foot of Girnar Hills in Gujarat.
Source: Tamil Nadu state board.