A straw revolutionizes agriculture in India

Project helps guarantee fresh water supply in areas that suffer from desertification and drought. Plan is to offer the technology, called Bhungroo, to 20 million women working in agriculture in India

Biplab Ketan Paul e Trupti Jain are two Indian entrepreneurs that created an efficient and inexpensive technology to revert the dire consequences of desertification in their country. Called Bhungroo, the technology helps solve a common problem in areas with high salinity soil. In those areas, water usually evaporates before reaching groundwater levels. Without replenishing groundwater reserves during the rainy season, wells and other water sources dry up as soon as the rain stops. With a 15 cm in diameter and 100 m in length straw, the Bhungroo avoids this problem. Naireeta Services, who owns the Bhungroo, has been using the system to help create women leadership in agriculture. Their aim is to reach 20 million women in agriculture in the country and free them from extreme poverty and food insecurity.

Content published in November 6, 2018

See other videos

Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Accurate and efficient selective collection is the first step towards a balanced recycling chain. In this video, produced with the technical support of Julia Luchesi, environmental manager for [...]

Around the world of clean energy

Around the world of clean energy

The Nordic countries are among the most successful in the aspect of clean and renewable energy: Iceland already has almost 100% of its electricity produced by clean sources; Denmark can already [...]

MC Soffia’s bluevision

MC Soffia’s bluevision

At the age of 15, Soffia Gomes da Rocha Gregório Correia already has an incredible history: she collects awards as an artist, has millions of fans and even sang at the Rio de Janeiro-2016 Olympic [...]