Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Recent efforts at water conservation

From Scroll.in  About Anupam Mishra's Aaj Bhi Khare Hain Talaab (The Lakes Are Still Alive) "Twenty years after it was published, the slim copyright-free volume, written in lucid Hindi, has inspired scores of farmers, government officials and activists across the country to use a variety of simple methods to make their communities self-reliant in water."
A 2005 story about similar efforts in Karnataka based on a book written 170 years ago  Drought-proofed by traditional wisdom
"This book, Krushi Jnana Pradeepike (KJP), now available in print, is unique. It was written based on the time-tested practical knowledge of farming. Ghanamatha Nagabhushan Shivayogi Swamiji, the author of this book, hailed from Daroor, in Andhra Pradesh. He had spent a good part of his life in northern Karnataka. The 350-page text is full of practical information to help farmers grow a variety of crops, to prepare manure and to conserve soil and water. Ten pages are allotted for soil and water conservation and drought-proofing."
Some more links in http://gaddeswarup.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/practicing-water-conservation-in.html
For links to approaches using modern technology check http://gaddeswarup.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/from-worlds-biggest-farme-says-future.html

P.S. More about Anupam Mishra in http://gaddeswarup.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/more-on-water-management.html

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