Krushi Mahotsav 2006 : Water revolution a blasting torch of agricultural revolution
Construction of more than 1 lakh check dam Khet talavadis in last three
years. Where it is not possible to construct Khet Talavadi check dams ,
construction of thousands of Bori bundh under water harvesting campaign
through Bori bunds.
Every drop of water presented proved a blessing in agriculture
The farmer of the state depended on rain water for farming, now due to water harvesting he is able to reap two harvests.
Thousands of farmers have become carefree due to irrigation and have taken to farming.
The sons of soil who had irrigated to cities in search of jobs due to enviable farming have now returned to their villages.
The rivers on which a salies of check dams are constructed are flowing withy water even in summer.
Due to water harvesting, water is available at 2530 feet where water was not
available at the depth of 500 feet three years back.
Where earlier, monsoon crops was hardly taken at hundred percent, now
not only one but three crops are harvested.
Due to drip irrigation 40 per cent water was saved resulting in more area
under irrigation leading to increase in agricultural income.
Once the farmer was forced to sell his land at Rs 5,000 to 10,000 per Bigha,
he is not willing to part with his land for Rs One lakh rupees for Bigha.
Due to water harvesting, water tables in thousands of wells and bores land
come up to 15 feet to 100 feet.
Breaking up of farming and farmers having agriculture are things of past. Agriculture is prospering once again. Another green revolution has set in Gujarat.