HYDERABAD: The city may not have to depend on neighbouring states for supply of vegetables much longer as the Telangana government has announced 75% subsidy for greenhouse farming in 1,000 acres around Hyderabad
According to the scheme, subsidy would be provided for greenhouse farming in areas ranging between 100 square metres to three acres. The infrastructure in one acre may cost about Rs 32 lakh, of which the government would provide Rs 24 lakh
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3 ponds(Left,Middle,Right) have been identified in my farm
Each pond can equally harvest upto 5 acres.
60*35*35 feet size harvest based on 10% surface run off of red soil.
5,00,000 liters can be harvested from 250 mm(10 inches) occurring from 5 or 6 intensive rainfall in a season.
A tar road is separating left & right side land . Water flows along the road. Wanted to stop it within our land. Also this becomes upstream for left side bore and recharges better than leaving water along the tar road or divert them to left pond,in which case next plot will benefit due to slope characteristics.
Rajendra Singh, environmental activist based in Rajasthan, has been conferred the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize(known as Nobel Prize for Water) this year for his innovative Rain water harvesting efforts. Congratulations, Rajendra Singh and zindabad!
He built 8,600 Rain Water Harvesting(RWH) structures
He revived 5 rivers in Rajasthan.
He brought water to 1,000 villages
He is known as Modern day Gandhi or Water Man of India
Prize announced –>http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/laureates/2015-2/