Harvesting rains to grow fruit, vegetables and improved crops at watershed learning sites in India
This cropping season, observing all safety measures amidst the COVID pandemic, more than a 1,000 farmers will be participating in demonstrations on growing improved groundnut, pigeonpea and vegetables with balanced application of fertilizers and planting orchards at two learning sites of a successful watershed initiative in southern India. Simultaneously, more than 300 farmers will be participating in constructing new farm ponds. Increased water availability due to watershed interventions has enabled farmers in two states to grow new and better crops and increase production on drought-stricken lands that barely supported subsistence.
Entering into Phase II this year, this Corporate Social Responsibility project of the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL), India, seeks to build on work that began in 2014 in Wanaparthy district in Telangana state and Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh state.