Article courtesy: Deccan Herald
Author: K. Narasimhamurthy
Rainwater harvester in Kolar prefers ‘to give water to the Earth’ in the arid district. Even as the depletion of water level in sources gives rise to debates of various kinds, here is a farmer who has provided a solution of sorts to the problem.
Ashok Reddy in front the rainwater harvesting structure in his farm
Farmers all over the district are dependent on rainfed agricultural system and are all worrying about the fast growing aridity of land on the one hand and the speed at which the level of ground water is falling on the other hand. The overuse of ground water by sinking too many borewells has become a major issue of concern in all five taluks.
In contrast stands Ashok Reddy, an organic farmer of Rampur in the taluk- instead of depending on the water provided by the borewells, he has, in turn managed to refill a dried-up borewell in the middle of his farm.