Aglour’s check dam provides adequate water for domestic use, animals & irrigation

Previously, in Aglour village of Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, water from the hilly region flowed into gullies and nalas and was wasted, causing extensive soil erosion while reducing soil fertility.  This had caused immense hardship to village communities who often faced water scarcity. After identifying the root cause of problem, the Department of Soil and … Continue reading Aglour’s check dam provides adequate water for domestic use, animals & irrigation

Together4Trees: Bareilly’s unique plantation programme

With a view to taking plantation to the people and making the activity a Jan Andolan (peoples’ movement), Bareilly district in Uttar Pradesh is providing as many as 11000 trees and 2000 tree guards, free of cost to people who are willing to adopt a tree. ‘Together4Trees’ is an initiative by the Bareilly Development Authority … Continue reading Together4Trees: Bareilly’s unique plantation programme

Effective micro irrigation system in Dindigul

The drought prone area of Dindigul district which is heavily dependent upon groundwater for irrigation needs micro irrigation systems to ensure increased efficiency of water use. One such good example was seen recently, in Thirukoornam village of Kottanatham firka (revenue block) in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. Mr. D. Saravana Murthy, a farmer has been … Continue reading Effective micro irrigation system in Dindigul

Dindigul to plant 150,000 saplings on 2nd Oct

Dindigul the land of the historical rock fort, locks and tanneries will be planting 150,000 saplings on 2nd October, 2019, to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.  The decision comes following the visit of a central team to study their water conservation efforts, ahead of the monsoons. The central comprised of Mr. Stephen … Continue reading Dindigul to plant 150,000 saplings on 2nd Oct

Need for renovation of traditional water bodies in Nawada

It is common knowledge that tanks, ponds and ahars (water harvesting structures) which are centuries old play key role in harvesting and storing of monsoon run off, while addressing the multiple needs of the community.  The Ahar Pyne system in Bihar is one such traditional water harvesting structure which is an importance source of irrigation … Continue reading Need for renovation of traditional water bodies in Nawada

JSA Sambhal team takes stock of water conservation measures

A Jal Shakti Abhiyan (JSA) team visited Sambhal District of Uttar Pradesh between 5th and 8th July, 2019.  Their mission was to assess the water conservation measures of the district, and initiate suitable action to put in place measures to enhance water conservation and rainwater harvesting; rejuvenate traditional ponds and water bodies; ensure reuse of … Continue reading JSA Sambhal team takes stock of water conservation measures