Food supply can be enhanced by planting more nutritious and environment-friendly crops such as finger and pearl millets and sorghum
Reducing its use in agriculture is the most effective way of solving India’s water problem.
Farm ponds aid in superior water control through the harvesting of rainfall, surface run-off and subsurface flows.
Merely imposing a cost to curb the growing extraction is not enough.
A small team of women build 600 wells to revive a dead river!
"... we are all willing to pay a premium to experience natural surroundings which offer nutriment to the soul"
When the irrigation lake developed a breach, poor farmers in Surendranagar (Gujarat) took it upon themselves to save it.
A small farmer from Medak has made a handsome income growing millets, oilseeds and pulses – without any irrigation source or borewell.
We can add millions of hectares to irrigated land without building a single new dam. We just need to adopt a different method of managing the water already stored in them.