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V. RA MA LI NGA M EN V. ED N.CELL STA TE TR AINI NG CEN TRE DI REC TO RA TE OF SC HO OL ED UCA TI ON PO ND ICHE RR Y

Environmental degradation is a major factor that increases the effects of drought. It causes large-scale starvation, loss of assets and livestock and death, Drought is a perennial feature in some states of India. Deforestation, soil erosion (by wind and water), loss of bio-diversity and excessive use of ground or surface water result in drought.

Long Term Drought Mitigation Strategies
Construction o f C ommu nity Base d Rain Wa ter Harvestin g St ru cture s. Pro motin g Wa tersh ed Pr ogramme s . In creasin g F orest c over th ro ugh pla ntations. Adoptin g d rought re sis ta nt v arieties of p addy a nd other c rops.

Do not waste water while brushing your teeth, taking bath,and flushing your toilet. There are many in the country who walk 10 to 15 km to fetch a pot of water.

Water is most valuable element of human survival as well as for other living beings. Take care of leaking taps and pipes.

Capacity b uild in g o f c ommu nities in Drought Ma nageme nt a nd in tr oducing live lih ood optio ns besid es a griculture and a nima l husbandry wh ic h a re wa ter in te nsive En couragin g c rop a nd S eed insura nce sc hemes

Us in g a lte rn ativ e cro ps i n drought conditio ns.

Grow grass on barren land Recycle used water and make use of the same for gardening and other purposes.

Harvest rai n water

Let students do projects on ‘Why is India a water scare nation?

What can we students do?
Conserve Water: Prevent misuse and wastage of water, and encourage recycling of water Harvest Rain Water at home and in schools: Find out how you can collect rain water and store it, or use it to recharge a well, borewell source or sump. Can you see your school as a model for roof-top rain water harvesting in your area?

 

Plant trees and care for them: CARRY OUT CAMPAIGNS FOR PLANTATIONS. Find out the right trees for your area. This information will be available with the horticulture, forest or agriculture department or VAW if in rural areas.

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