Pulley system for irrigation

Persian wheel in a pulley system is locally found in the villages of Rajasthan used since ancient time to lift water with the help of draught animals like bullocks, buffaloes or camels.


The water is drawn out from the source through a bucket and it pours itself out to a metallic trough which in turn empties into an intricate network of troughs and channels that distributes water adequately through the cropped area.


The Persian wheel still exists in some parts of India especially in parts of Southern and Eastern Rajasthan and in the Indo-Gangetic plain where the groundwater aquifers are still shallow.