Holy Springs: Water Conservation in Northern India | Global Ideas
In the Indian state of Sikkim, some 80 percent of farmers get their water from springs rather than rivers. But a lack of rainfall and deforestation mean water has become a scarce commodity there. A joint project between the government and WWF India is trying to do something about it: Farmers are being taught how to secure the water in their wells. They dig pits that allow for more rainwater to seep into the ground. New trees and feed-grass keep the water in the earth, tanks collect the spring water.