Friday, June 22, 2007

Cuddalore in the news

Tamil Nadu village makes success story of water harvesting - NewKerala

Cuddalore, June 19: A village in Tamil Nadu has made a success story of water harvesting.
The state being rain-deficient, government took initiatives towards water harvesting and maintenance of existing water bodies besides going for new ones. The villagers in this district were trained on the benefits of rain water harvesting and desilting of ponds and wells.

Harvesting of rain water in ponds has come handy to the people and they say water level in the adjacent wells have risen since 2004 when the village embarked on the 'art of preservation.' Government has taken up digging up of six ponds at an estimate of Rs 125,000 at Kolakudi village in Vriddachalam block this year in continuation of works in previous years full story>>

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