Mr Kunal Sharma - Consultant Civil NABCONS, Guwahati, Assam, India
Co- Author by:
Dr Nirban Laskar - Assistant Professor, Mizoram University, Mizoram, India
a) Purpose or objectives and status of study or research hypothesis
b) Key issue(s) or problem(s) addressed
c) Methodology or approach used
d) Results and conclusions derived from the project
Capturing potential spring water with sufficient discharge will help the village people to be a stress-free water zone; sufficient water for agricultural activities will support the livelihood of the village people of Indo- Himalayan Region and prevails a sense of water security for all-purpose needs. The villagers can recognize the fundamental essence of the existence of the spring and the need to conserve and protect the spring recharging field. In particular public buildings including schools, Community Hall, Anganwadi Center, health care centre etc., the structure for harvesting of the rooftop rainwater can be suggested. And systems for w ater collection such as the
Jalkunds, pools excavated, irrigation dams and the canal must be built and use during the rainy season for water storage so to use during the lean time. In the village, it is needed to implement government water supply schemes. Such initiative will reduce the time needed to collect the water and hence provide additional time and better income opportunity for poultry farming, animal husbandry and fishery activities.
e) Implications of the project relevant to selected conference theme, theory and/or practice
The project is well established as according to the selected conference theme of managing water in agriculture contributes to food security. The main focus zone for the research is the interior villages of the North-Eastern states of India which falls under the Indo-Himalayan Region. A strong need to be developed by improving the skills of the villagers of North-East India especially in matters related to spring-shed water conservation, use and
recycling of water resources.