Lakholaav pond near Nagaur is a perfect example of community cooperation for water conservation
IN THE times when tapped water supply is considered an absolute sign of development, the traditional water harvesting systems are losing their age-old relevance. This is why the Lakholaav pond in Rajasthan assumes greater significance. Located at Marwar Mundwa town in Nagaur district, Lakholaav is an exception. As ponds in other towns have shrunk due to encroachments and dumping of garbage, Lakholaav is providing drinking water to the town the whole year round. Citizens as well as the municipal committee take utmost care ensuring cleanliness and efficient management.
A Mumbai girl travelled to the villages of Kalinganagar in Orissa last summer and came face to face with stories of children dying of hunger, elders gone missing and houses burnt to ground just because they protested against land acquisition.