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A Farmer is Using his Son’s Wedding to Make People Aware About Water Conservation

A Farmer is Using his Son’s Wedding to Make People Aware About Water Conservation

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In Davanagere, Karnataka, there is a farmer who is worried about the water shortage in the village. But he did not stop at worrying. He decided to step up and make change happen.

H K Anandappa of Honnanayakanahalli village is using his son’s wedding as a ‘Save Water Campaign’ to make fellow villagers aware about some simple water conservation practices and techniques. The entire wedding is set around the theme including the card and all the rituals that will happen.

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The wedding card features catchy slogans like ‘save water’, ‘drop of water is more precious than anything else’, ‘use rainwater harvesting to recharge your defunct borewells’ etc. There would also be workshops about the same during the wedding festivities. Anandappa has spent  a sum of Rs. 30, 000 on about two thousand such cards.

He has also made arrangements to hold a workshop on the importance of rainwater harvestingwhere groundwater experts, including N J Devaraj Reddy, a Chitradurga-based hydrogeologist and founder of Geo Rain Water Board, will speak on rainwater harvesting and its role in recharging borewells.

Other experts and farmers from surrounding villages will bless the newlyweds as well as participate in the workshop and possibly learn and impart a few things.

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Anandappa extended the invitation to other farmers from surrounding villages as well, apart from the usual relatives whose attendance is a must. But the best part is that people are genuinely interested and praising Anandappa’s efforts.

Anandappa mentioned his reasons for doing this campaign directed wedding to the Times of India, “I had borewells dug up in my five acres to grow horticultural and other crops. But all of them dried up as the water tables depleted. We faced a huge loss. We did not get a single drop of water even after we had dug borewells up to 500 ft deep. I then met groundwater expert Devaraj Reddy who advised me to adopt rainwater harvesting method. After I followed instructions, my luck changed and water filled my borewells. Today, I’ve been able to grow varieties of crops, including vegetables and other horticulture crops. Many farmers are facing losses and not drawing any water from their borewells since they are not aware of rainwater harvesting.”

He wishes to change that. His son, the groom, H A Kallesh, is in full support of his father’s initiative, stating that other farmers will benefit and they will not have to go through the same issues that their family did.

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