A Unique Water Harvesting Technology to Help Farmers
Bhungroo (meaning “straw” or “hollow pipe” in Gujarati) has developed a deceptively simple, “low-tech” but highly innovative technology that can filter, inject, and store water from precipitation in the water table up to a depth of 300 meters in the subsoil. The project uses this novel technology to dramatic benefit for poor farmers in a multi-dimensional strategy that boosts crop yields and food security, raises rural incomes, improves soil fertility, combats the effects of climate change, and radically enhances the wellbeing and social status of women.