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Water Harvesting against Droughts

Deutsche Welle Radio, 31. July 2001
Deutsche Welle, Cologne, Germany 2001

Sixty years ago, when I was still a small boy, there was forest all over the hills. But because the population increased, agricultural areas had to be expanded, at the cost of forests of course. If anybody needed money for a marriage party or a hospital treatment, he just went to the forest, cut a tree and sold it. But we have payed dearly for the sins of our parents. For years drought haunted us, we went hungry, because harvests failed. Only after the whole village opted for watershed development did our life become secure again! (Dhaulat Wable, farmer in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra). more...

See also:

Troubled Water - India is heading for a water crisis
The New Internationalist, April 2006

Harvesting Water - German Agro Action Seminar in Pune
German News, May 2005

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