Why were the water resources of the Vijayanagara Empire developed? Give reasons.
Water resources of Vijayanagara were developed because
a. The state was located in one of the most arid regions in the Peninsula.
b. Water for irrigation was required for cultivating crops.
c. Arrangements had to be made for storing rainwater and leading them into the city.
d. Many lakes, wells, canals, rainwater tanks and temple tanks served as sources to provide common people with water.
Two prominent water resources were Kamalapuram Tank and Hiriya Canal.