Sunday, March 22, 2015

World Water Day -2015 observed by SEVAI in Thottiyapatty watershed area under SG/OFI/SEVAI project.

Hygiene Awareness building street street play

World Water Day -2015 has been observed in Thottiyapatty village demonstrated to SHG Women to use the water constructively for food production under SG/OFI-SEVAI Project. “The link between water and food is a simple one. Crops and livestock need water to grow. Water is the key to food security.  Globally, there is enough water available for our future needs, but this world picture hides large areas of absolute water scarcity which affects billions of people, many of whom are poor and disadvantaged. Major changes in policy and management, across the entire agricultural production chain, are needed to ensure best use of available water resources in meeting growing demands for food and other agricultural products”, mentioned by Sakthivel, the technical person of OFI-SG/SEVAI water project being implemented in
Economic use of water for vegetable cultivation and food production-Drip irrigation
Thottiyapatty and Dasilnaickanoor cluster while addressing the farmers on the occasion of world water Day-2015 observation. The coordinator of the Project K.Devendran had promoted drip irrigation in Thottiyapatty for vegetable cultivation as Drip irrigation is today’s need because Water is nature"s gift to mankind is not unlimited and free forever. World water resources are fast diminishing. World Water Day tries to remind people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources' management. The one answer to this problem is adopting drip Irrigation Systems in Watershed project. The coordinator of the Project K.Devendran expressed his concern over the drought hit in Thottiyapatty region for the three consecutive years. After detailed analysis by K.Devendran on inter-relationship among soil, water, crop, land terrain and related agro climatic conditions, K.Devendran has recommended a suitable and economically viable system to deliver a measured quantity of water at the root zone of each plant at regular intervals. This is to ensure that the plants do not suffer from stress or strain of less and over watering. The system installed at the farmer’s field is commissioned and training imparted to the farmer by SG/SEVAI-OFI coordinator of the Project K.Devendran.The project coordinator enlightened,
Kitchen waste water for backyard vegetable garden
“The current growth rates of agricultural demands on the freshwater resources are unsustainable. Inefficient use of water for crop production depletes aquifers, reduces river flows, degrades wildlife habitats, and has caused salinization in irrigated land area. To increase efficiency in the use of water, agriculture can reduce water losses and, most importantly, increase crop productivity with respect to water. The benefit of the Drip Irrigation System Saves water compares to flood irrigation. More land can be irrigated with the water thus saved. Crop grows consistently, healthier and matures fast. Early maturity results in higher and faster returns on investment. Fertilizer use efficiency increases Cost of fertilizers, inter-culturing and labour use gets reduced. Fertilizer and Treatment can be given through Micro Irrigation System itself. Undulating terrains, Saline, Hilly lands can also be brought under productive cultivation. Each dripper/emitter, orifice supplies a measured, precisely controlled uniform application of water, nutrients, and other required growth substances directly into the root zone of the plant. Water and
Water drips to the roots of the sapling of tapioca cultivation
nutrients enter the soil from the emitters, moving into the root zone of the plants through the combined forces of gravity and capillary. In this way, the plant’s withdrawal of moisture and nutrients are replenished almost immediately, ensuring that the plant never suffers from water stress, thus enhancing quality, its ability to achieve optimum growth and high yield. Drip
Adolescent hygiene promoter
irrigation is based on the constant application of a specific and focused quantity of water to soil crops, drip irrigation technology has received particular attention from farmers, as water needs for agricultural uses have increased and available resources have diminished. Drip irrigation zones can be identified based on factors such as topography, field length, soil texture, optimal tape run length, and filter capacity. Many irrigation system suppliers use computer programs to analyze these factors and design drip systems.  Once the zones are assigned and the drip system is designed, it is possible to schedule irrigations to meet the unique needs of the crop in each zone. Drip irrigation technology can support farmers to adapt to climate change by providing efficient use of water supply. Particularly in areas subject to climate change impacts such as seasonal droughts, drip irrigation reduces demand for water and reduces water evaporation losses. Drip irrigation can help use water efficiently”.Mrs.P.Vanitha,the SHG Coordinator spoke that the drinking water and promotion of sanitation are interlinked and taught the village children in Hygiene promotion activity based songs -Govin

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