Cham­bal ravines halted

Down to Earth - - EDITOR’S PAGE -

DownToEarth trav­els to Mad­hya Pradesh's Morena district, where ravines are spread­ing fast and gob­bling up agri­cul­tural land. In the ab­sence of any ef­fec­tive gov­ern­ment pro­gramme to check their spread, peo­ple are in­no­vat­ing ways to re­claim their land. They are build­ing bunds and check dams to reg­u­late rain­wa­ter flow and thus slow down ero­sion. The state must in­volve lo­cal peo­ple and in­cor­po­rate their tech­niques in its plan to re­claim the Cham­bal ravines.

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