Dams

From drought hit to water secure

Inspiring narrative of how a drought hit taluka in Maharashtra, Shirpur, which receives 550 mm rainfall is coming out of the clutches of water scarcity..how community has built more than 95 check dams and the work still continues.. http://business-standard.com/india/news/a-tricklea-flood/478195/

Interesting parts of the story are the influence of not only regionalism, but casteism which also influences water management investments in Maharashtra.

There are some gray areas like how  compensation paid to farmers who lost their land while rivers and streams were widened and the overall soundness of the idea of widening and deepening river channels. Despite these, this is an inspiring story of how the community reclaimed its water.