Together we can save each drop of water This pvt sector company volunteers rainwater harvesting in India
Mar 22 2019 10:24AM
World quenches the thirst of basic needs with water. However, there has been a hue and cry over water crises across the globe lately. Currently, India is facing a shaken scenario of a disturbed groundwater table. According to a research report of Matru Sewa SANGH (MSS) Institute of Social Work, cement roads are disturbing groundwater table.
Although the future appears to be bleak from here, someone has to initiate changes. Integrated water resource project by Dhanuka Agritech is analysing the grassroots level of the agriculture sector and has observed the increasing water crisis and begun working towards water conversion.
The organisation is currently running several campaigns to save water. Currently, they are focusing on "Gaon Ka Pani Gaon Mein aur Khet Ka Pani Khet Mein".
Why water is so important for our economy:
India is a country where a large percentage of GDP is dependent on Agriculture. As per World Bank data, 35 percent of India agricultural land is irrigated.
This shows 65 percent of farming depends totally on rain and distribution of rainfall in our country is highly variable.
Over 70% of annual rainfall takes place during the three months of the monsoon season, therefore, we only utilize less than 30% of the rainwater.
Rainwater harvesting projects
The organisation has taken steps to conserve rainwater in Rajasthan by building a number of dams, Jugalpura, Devipura (District Sikar), Mainpura ki Dhani and Sankotra, (Jaipur district) to name a few.
These dams are connected with 3000 households having a population of over 20000.
The organisation has given the service of community water center in Banethi Village in Rajasthan and creating awareness campaigns amongst the common man pertaining to the judicious use of water.
Interestingly, school going children are also becoming a part of these campaigns by participating in competitions which are held on World Water Day under the company.
Lectures, sessions, and workshops are organised by National Institutes, and State Agricultural Universities in collaboration with the company.
Its our duty to save water. Lets pledge on World Water Day to conserve water.
(This is an authored article by Ashok Mahajan, Senior General Manager, Dhanuka Agritech LTD.)