This summer “Gaia Bharat’ had a great opportunity to work with 20 interns. With their contribution we’ve researched and summarized on multiple topics which are of great importance with our aim of sustaining ground water harvesting. We also worked on the water requirements of various crops.
During this our Research Team have worked on research and reports on water utilization and extraction in India, which focused primarily on the agricultural sector. The findings revolved around ground water depletion, irrigation, and the consequences of the same. The summary of the research published can be accessed here – https://www.gaiabharat.com/water-utilization-in-india/
Our Market Research team had a great opportunity to conduct a survey and collected data from around 100 farmers from various parts of the state of Uttar Pradesh, which gave us an overview of the lack of awareness about water utilization and rainwater harvesting and the problems faced by them due to the depleting levels of groundwater. The study found out that 89% of them used groundwater as the main source of water, only a few have access to the canal. Getting canal water is also not so easy even if they have the access. The 83% of the farmers were not aware of the actual amount of water required by their crops and all of them used flood irrigation.
One of our most important works include a study focused on the long-term effects of water storage, harvesting, recharging and how the material affected the water, temperature, microbes, the physical and chemical water quality parameters, in a rainwater harvesting system.
In addition, the Design Simulation Team undertook work in simulating a rainwater harvesting system, designed by a group collaboration effort by all the teams, to collect and use rainwater efficiently. The product was simulated on the amount of rainfall received in specific regions.