Farm Ponds Help Farmers Tackle Drought in India

Farmers, who did not have financial capacity for digging an agricultural well or sink a bore-well to take up farming, overcame drought and cultivated two crops with the construction of farm ponds in their fields.

Earlier, these farmers solely depended on rains for cultivating the crops. When there was no rains and continuous dry spell, the crops withered due to non-availability of water, as these farmers did not have any source for irrigation.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/farm-ponds-help-farmers-tackle-drought/article7907849.ece

Martin LaBar

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