Monday, 2 May 2016

The answer lie in technology

This refers to Zia Haq and Gaurav Choudhary's article India's mid summer nightmare (The Big Story, July 29). On the one hand, India takes pride in being a technology friendly nation, while, on the other, we have not been able to use technology to reduce farmers' dependence on the undependable monsoon rains. Perhaps researchers and agriculturists can work together to devise a system through which rainwater from areas where it rains in excess can be used to irrigate fields in states which don't receive adequate rains.

(This letter published in Hindustan Times on August 5, 2012)