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Making of a Crisis?

Promoting Farm Ponds

Although the article “Problematic Uses and Practices of Farm Ponds in Maharashtra” (EPW, 21 January 2017) by Eshwer Kale rightfully highlights pertinent issues regarding the policy of promoting farm ponds and the manner in which farmers are using these structures; the solutions espoused by the author and the Maharashtra government are devoid of expertise regarding technicalities related to terrain, geography and water-pumping technologies.

 

This article is in response to Eshwer Kale’s “Problematic Uses and Practices of Farm Ponds in Maharashtra” (EPW, 21 January 2017). It aims to extend the line of explanation behind the practice of pumping groundwater into these farm ponds and at the same point identifies challenges in the measures suggested by the author.

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Updated On : 27th Apr, 2017

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