Leading the farmers’ protest on the third consecutive day, against land acquisition Act, social activist Anna Hazare said that the government is misleading farmers by saying that the new law is more effective
India is endowed with annual average rainfall of nearly 1,200 mm but a very small proportion of it is managed effectively. The various estimates on potential for rainwater harvesting suggest vast opportunities for mitigating the shortages. However, the socio-administrative measures in vogue do not encourage participation by the beneficiaries. There are several success stories in rainwater harvesting but these initiatives are rarely institutionalised at national level.