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Towards sustainable food production
The entire food chain is increasingly becoming the primary source of pesticide and antibiotic contamination putting the health and safety of people at risk. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 years 7 months ago

The national conclave on food held on March 15, 2019 at New Delhi saw experts urge policy changes to promote sustainable food production especially organic farming as well as regulations to reduce misuse of antibiotics and pesticides.

Apart from pesticides, toxic colours and hormones like oxytocin are also being used indiscriminately to ripen vegetables and fruits. (Image: India Water Portal)
Poisoned by water
Endosulfan, a harmful pesticide, is banned in Kerala but other such chemicals continue to be used. Groundwater contamination leading to unsafe water supply is but one of its consequences. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 6 years 5 months ago

Endosulfan, a pesticide, has been banned in Kerala after its adverse effects were first realised in 1981.

Farmer spraying pesticide (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
The forgotten Madakas of southern India
A book on traditional water harvesting system of coastal Karnataka by Harish Halemane. Prarthana Vishal posted 7 years 9 months ago

Madakas are manmade structures for storing rainwater that was abundantly prevalent in Kasargod District of Kerala. Pallas on the contrary, were similar structures but not man made. Pallas and Madakas met the water requirements of the settlements around these structures. 

Madakas and Pallas of Southern India
Case Studies on Groundwater Management from Indiatogether.org
Groundwater management case studies that include the water tunnel of Sheni, surangas and river mining in Kerala iwp posted 11 years 10 months ago

Case Studies on Groundwater Management from Indiatogether.org

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