Water 1 Any land anywhere can be used to harvest rainwater
The fundamental reason: extend the fruits of the monsoon
The basic principle: Catch water where it falls
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Water Harvesters
India’s genius in catching rainwater lies in thousands of its invisible rural engineers who are today being edged out by the modern onslaught. In order to understand their pride and their plight, researchers of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) sought out five of the most outstanding in Leh in Ladakh, Churu and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, Kasaragod in Kerala and Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Here we present profiles of these unsung heroes.

Chewang NorphelChewang Norphel

Age: 62
Town: Leh
District: Ladakh
State: Jammu and Kashmir

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Ran SinghRan Singh

Age: 62
Town: Lahsedi
District: Churu
State: Rajasthan

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GanesanGanesan

Age: 57
Town: Madaivini Patti
District: Madurai
State: Tamil Nadu

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Magga Ram SutharMagga Ram Suthar

Age: 67
Town: Pithla
District: Jaisalmer
State: Rajasthan

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Kunhikannan NairKunhikannan Nair

Age: 55
Town: Kodom Vellur
District: Kasargod
State: Kerala

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