Sunday, August 17, 2014

Water Conservation in a Rural Community India


Water Conservation has reached the attention of mainstream society of late. However, in some rural communities around the globe, water conservation has been a long standing practice. One such rural community happens to be in India,Kikruma a village nestled in a rain-shadowed area of Phek district of Nagaland. According to IndaWaterPortal, A century ago this community devised a unique and successful way to conserve this natural resource. According to the website the village centuries ago developed a process called ”Zabo” which translates to water impoundment. This technique uses catchments that capture the rain runoff from the mountains surrounding the village. The water then is transferred to ponds through a series of channels, which is allowed to pass through cattle yards where the flow picks up nutrients needed for soil development.  The water then flows to patty fields where is used to irrigate the village crops. The patty fields are also use to cultivate fish, which serve as additional sustenance and income for the village. Surprisingly according to the article this successful system has not been reproduced elsewhere and is attributed only to the village of Kikruma. For more information and additional stories please visit the article here.

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  1. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well..
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