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People’s Effort against Drought: An Example of Viable Use of Traditional Irrigation Water

Jharna Colony, at Mahata Gram Panchayat under Bhatar Development Block An initiative had been taken up for excavation of Water Reservoir to facilitate the rural people living in the area with special thrust on agriculture. The cultivated lands (also 2 thousand bighas) around the reservoir are being watered from the water body. This irrigation possibility has increased the production of crops and hence the farmers can live an economically better life.