India’s water problem has a simple solution

Reducing its use in agriculture is the most effective way of solving India’s water problem.

Transforming livelihoods through farm ponds

Farm ponds aid in superior water control through the harvesting of rainfall, surface run-off and subsurface flows.

Water conservation fee: improving or increasing the crisis?

Merely imposing a cost to curb the growing extraction is not enough.

Re-reading Tagore to Become Human

"... we are all willing to pay a premium to experience natural surroundings which offer nutriment to the soul"

Ensure Irrigation Water for 15,000 Villagers

When the irrigation lake developed a breach, poor farmers in Surendranagar (Gujarat) took it upon themselves to save it.

Bio-diverse crops is the way forward in Telangana

A small farmer from Medak has made a handsome income growing millets, oilseeds and pulses – without any irrigation source or borewell.

Push irrigation, not dams

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...

Using bio-fuel to run an irrigation pump for five acres

“If a farmer has two punnai trees on his land, he can reduce the diesel cost considerably. I run the motor for about five months using the oil duri...

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