Supported by UNDP, women are harvesting rainwater and supplementing their family income
GN Bureau | April 20, 2016
As a fourth of the country's populace is hit-by drought, here is a lesson to be learnt from women in villages adjoining Puri district of Odisha. They have turned water logging in their fields to their advantage by cultivating vegetables in that area and using it for drinking purposes.
Supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India, women are supplementing family income and nutrition through floating gardens in an area which was earlier choked with water hyacinth.
Working in groups, they removed water hyacinth which otherwise contaminates water and spreads disease. After removing the aquatic plant, they grew vegetables in the water logged area and also used the water body for duck farming and fishing. In some villages, the rain water stored in ponds is being used for drinking purposes by setting up a filteration plant.
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