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  • Congratulations to the author

    Congratulations to the author for brining to light such innovation for harvesting rainwater in Thar village of Rajasthan. The process of development of beris and use of stored water for drinking as well as for irrigation in the villages of Rajsthan are the role models for others in the same region and other parts of the nation to follow. Beris are simple and easy to develop as well as maintain.

    For better use of this innovations some suggestions include:

    £ Create more awareness among the people and other stakeholders in respect of beris and the need of rainwater harvesting.

    £ Concerned departments of the State and Central Government should support for the required inputs.

    £ The local panchayat can support for the development of beris through the scheme of MGNREGS.

    £ The local communities and the NGOs should be given this responsibility for better sustainability.

    Hope, these simple measures can resolve the water crises with better sustainability, quantitatively and qualitatively, which further enhances the health & wealth of the people & environment.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 6 years ago | Reply
  • Thanks CSE for publicising

    Thanks CSE for publicising rural indigenous traditional technologies and new innovations made with the help of local people's wisdom. Never forget that the Beris are the back bone of Thar people--they provide safe and clean water for whole year, increase purchasing power of families, reduce drudgery of women, improve health and education, specially of girl child. Please also visit to know more regarding harvesting the rains in desert on

    Posted by: Anonymous | 6 years ago | Reply
  • Great Work...Just like a Lord's temple. So many tributes to All the Team workers and (Late) Dr. Anupam Mishra, Delhi for inspiration and guidence.

    Posted by: Dr. K. K. Jain | one year ago | Reply
  • the most interesting thing about beri is the low cost of construction and simplicity and their capacity to store water in good quality and quantity

    Posted by: Vipin Maini | 2 months ago | Reply
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