Gilgit-Baltistan locals build artificial glaciers to freeze, store water

Researchers in GB have discovered a way to solve the severe water shortage problem that hampers crop cultivation each year. Experts from Baltistan University have joined forces with locals to build artificial glaciers. They are similar in appearance to Buddhist temples and are designed to collect and store abundant water in winter for use during the dry season.

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Water is in high demand during the months of March and April for wheat, maize, and potatoes. The artificial glaciers technique was developed by Sonam Wangchuk in Ladakh, India, in 2013.

Source: Arab News