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The Miracle Water Village – Water Harvesting in India (video)

As the world reels under the threat of unrelenting climate change, erratic monsoons and fast depleting groundwater reserves, The Miracle Water Village narrates the inspirational story of impoverished farming community in India that reversed its fortunes through its visionary model of water management.

Lying in one of the worst drought-prone regions of India, the village of Hiware Bazar battled many decades of sparse rain and failed crops. However, 20 years ago, the entire village came together to script a silent revolution by designing a rainwater-harvesting model that saved every drop of the scanty rain they received. Today, the village is literally an oasis in the middle of the desert, boasting of bumper harvests, dairy co-operatives, millionaire families and visionary farmers.

Hiware Bazar still receives the scanty amount of rainfall it used to in the heart of its most trying years, but what has changed is the way it has managed its water and created a miracle with this most precious liquid resource!

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  1. Our nonprofit platform Sustainable Humane Earth would love to partner and visit your area to participate in your noble efforts. Thank you for posting this and you have our support and positive vibrations, Peace and Light, Tyagaraja

  2. Does anyone know why the cabbage fields are sculpted into ridges, but the cabbages appear to be planted on one side of the ridge rather than on top or in the valley? You can see this at 8:51 and 11:40.

  3. What an amazing story! With the scarcity of water becoming a more and more pressing concern, it’s no wonder that a creative water harvesting system such as this one has the power to improve the lives of individuals — and the community as a whole.

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