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Renovated water harvesting structures have immense potential for agricultural productivity, suggest research findings 

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Resource ID

18596

Access

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Natural resource management, Soil and nutrient management, Water management, Irrigation

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh

CSR Activity

Yes

Global Date

30 Oct 20

Title

Renovated water harvesting structures have immense potential for agricultural productivity, suggest research findings

Keywords

Water harvesting structures, Agricultural productivity, Land degradation, Higher crop productivity, Higher incomes, Havelis, ICAR-CAFRI, Parasai-Sindh watershed, Drought mitigation, Bundelkhand

Language

English

ICRISAT Research Programs

ICRISAT Development Center

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, ICRISAT Development Centre

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1878-2, 30 October 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/renovated-water-harvesting-structures-have-immense-potential-for-agricultural-productivity/

Description

Reviving traditional rainwater harvesting structures in regions with degraded land leads to increased groundwater levels, more arable land, and higher crop productivity and incomes. A recently published scientific research paper offers a case study of Bundelkhand, Central India, where groundwater levels were boosted by 2-5 m by renovating water structures called havelis, leading to 10-70% increase in crop yields in the region.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

30 Oct 20

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