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Karnataka’s farmers who fought the drought with 6000 ponds

author Srishti Kukreja
22 Sep 2023 | 11:56 AM

Successive years of poor rains in the already water stressed north Karnataka region of Dharwad has been pushing people away from farming. Kalmeshwara Farmer Producer Company headed by Mrityunjaya Salimath turned into evangelists for the building of farm ponds that would help farmers to store precious rainwater and use it round-the-year. Today, the company has helped create over 6000 ponds and ensured the prosperity of farmers and their continuation in the profession.
This is a special series in collaboration with Samunnati on some remarkable Farmer Producer Companies that demonstrate when small farmers come together, they can make a big difference!

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