Farm Ponds : solution or a new problem?

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January, 2017

Farm Ponds : solution or a new problem?

The construction of farm pond is being portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state as well as by the popular media but, the manner of its implementation and practice in arid and semi-arid regions of Maharashtra needs immediate attention. WOTR’s recent commentary published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) and the Vanrai special edition (Marathi) highlights the need for regulating the overall farm pond practices. It also proposes different strategies as corrective measures to the ongoing implementation of these structures.

-Eshwer Kale

The construction of farm pond is being portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state as well as by the popular media but, the manner of its implementation and practice in arid and semi-arid regions of Maharashtra needs immediate attention. WOTR’s recent commentary  published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)  and the Vanrai special edition (Marathi) highlights the need for regulating the overall farm pond practices. It also proposes different strategies as corrective measures to the ongoing implementation of these structures.

The link of the article published  in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW): http://www.epw.in/journal/2017/3/commentary/problematic-uses-and-practices-farm-ponds-maharashtra.html

The link of the article  in the Vanrai special edition magazine (Marathi): http://wotr.org/sites/default/files/Article%20by%20EShwer%20in%20Vanrai.pd

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