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Problematic Uses and Practices of Farm Ponds in Maharashtra

Although the construction of farm ponds is portrayed as a miracle strategy by the state and central government as well as popular media, the manner of its implementation and practice in arid and semi-arid regions of Maharashtra is a cause for worry. Farmers extract a huge amount of groundwater to store in large-sized farm ponds. The need of the hour is to appropriately regulate farm pond practices in the state.


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The author acknowledges Subodh Wagle (PhD guide) and Marcella D’Souza (Executive Director, Watershed Organisation Trust) for their valuable inputs, on important issues discussed herein.

Updated On : 23rd Jan, 2017


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