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Reviving supply channel of Kochadai tank

In ancient days, the local communities maintained tanks by desilting and transferring silt to their agricultural lands every year. Tanks and lakes in and around Madurai, some of them are more than 2,000 years old, were established before modernity directed, technology driven apparatus were invented. Channels and tanks of historic days have turned either become […]

Tank Based Watershed Development


In 1970s, watershed development had no special significance for the development community in India. Some of the projects that became success stories and household names, like Sukhomajri and Ralegon Sidhi, were already underway, but received very little attention. However, the situation changed radically by the end of the 1980s. The major examples of watershed […]

Ensuring Food Security

Food security

The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. Food security is built on three pillars – food availability, accessibility and use. Agriculture remains the largest employment sector in most developing […]