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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.

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 »

सज्जा पर सब्जी

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 »

ఒక రైతు అప్పు కథ

బి. సంగెన్న, వెంకటాపూర్ గ్రామం, కోహిర్ మండల్, మెదక్ జిల్లా. ఫోన్. 09666751529 సంగెన్న చిన్న సన్నకారు రైతు. మూడు ఎకరాల సొంత భూమి, పదకొండు ఎకరాల కౌలు.    సంగారెడ్డి జిల్లా సహకార బ్యాంకు లో 2002 లో  ముప్పై ఐదు వేలు బావి తవ్వు కోవటానికి,  పన్నెండు వేలు మోటారు కొనుక్కోవటానికి దీర్ఘ కాలిక ఋణం గాను తీసుకున్నాడు.   రెండిటి మీద 12% వడ్డీ.  బావి ఎండి పోవటం, పంటలు నష్ట పోవటం… Read more »

Terrace Veggies

    Inspired from City Farming in Cuba—This is probably India’s biggest Terrace Vegetable Garden covering 5000 sqft at a residential complex in Kolkata providing to the residents of the flat more than 25 types different kinds of indigenous vegetables round the year under completely organic inputs. Developed by UTHNAU – Mallarpur-an organisation working on… Read more »