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This video is about low cost organic terrace farming. Sandip Chavhan who lives in Nasik city of Maharashtra recycles biodegradable waste very simply and grow organic vegetables. He use scrap material instead of ready-made pots. it not only reduce cost but an effective way to reuse. This terrace farming has reduced his dependence on market… Read more »

SWAR: Irrigation at the roots

In many rural parts of India, farmers experience the consequences of water shortage on a daily basis. Therefore, the Centre for Environment Concern (CEC) has introduced a new type of irrigation, which is called SWAR. SWAR is an irrigation technology which combines old Indian wisdom with new materials in order to use the available water… Read more »


This is a video from the last day of ‘ruDi’ on 31st of October 2018 at Sammaka village in Indravelli mandal. The stick dance is an important part of Dandaari festival (‘dand’ means stick!). It is akin to Kolaatam (or Daandiya) found throughout the country, but has a special elegance! Info and Video Courtesy: Sumaspati… Read more »

Pool in: Participatory Groundwater Management in Telangana

A first in a series of films looking at Participatory Groundwater Management. This film features the work of Arghyam’s partner WASSAN (Watershed Support Services and Activities Network) in groundwater stressed parts of Telengana and Andhra Pradesh and the impact of bore well pooling on farmers in the region.