Harnessing Irrigation

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

In Dhoker Jhara Village, villagers are growing mustard these days, after the successful cultivation of mustard last year. They are growing it in big amounts this year to get more profit from the market. Everyone is realizing the need for water, especially this season. It’s hard to carry the water from river to the high ground where they grow mustard.


We came up with the decision that we will dig a small pond near every two to three fields. We will use irrigation to lift water up to the field. After we get the needed amount of water, we will store extra water in the pond. In the past, they usually just let the extra water flow out from the field.