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Podcast in English: Sravanthi Chellapalli, based on text by M. J. Prabu

With an unconventional but highly effective design and low cost of construction, Bhanjibhai Mathukiya's check dams have transformed the drought-prone Kalawad village in Junagadh, Gujarat. The model is now fast catching on in other areas of Gujarat and Rajasthan.




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Unseasonal rains decimated Phulchand Tambe's two-acre soybean crop in Deolali village in Osmanabad district. Photo: Shoumojit Banerjee

For Osmanabad’s soybean farmers, a winter of discontent and devastation

While 2012 and 2013 were bad-rainfall years, recent showers in the rain-shadow Marathwada region have extensively ruined acres of soybean crop. »