Meet Biplab Ketan Paul, Who Converted 40,000 Acres Of Arid Land Into Productive Farms

The Logical Indian Gujarat

June 1st, 2016 / 12:24 PM

Image Courtesy: Biplab Ketan Paul

Bipab Ketan Paul is fondly remembered by the farmers of Gujarat for his lasting contribution that would change their lives for the better. Paul implemented a unique system that would solve multiple problems of farmers that they face in the drought-hit regions of Gujarat. It includes lack of availability of water for multiple crops due to scanty rainfall, saline underground water and lack of water conservation to aide irrigation.

Paul’s invention called as Bhungroo conserves rainwater of 10 days underground by diverting the rainwater through pipes. The rain saved in 10 days later serves for irrigation for 7 months. The water stored underground not only helps in water conservation and irrigation but also reduces the salinity of underground water which is a characteristic feature of drought-hit regions.


The conserved water now helps farmers in many ways:
1. Better crops and more crops for farmers, they are able to plant 3 crops a year now thanks to Bhungroo.
2. So far 14,000 farmers and 40,000 acres have benefited out of this system of conservation.
3. The method has gained worldwide accolades and acceptance, Mr. Paul has been a recipient of various awards like the Ashoka Globalizer Award for Innovation in 2012 and 2014.
4. Biplab has received accreditations from World Bank, the Commonwealth, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Asian Development Bank.


The Logical Indian thanks, Mr. Paul for his efforts and time in bringing about a positive change to farmers live in the drought-hit regions. We wish Mr. Paul to continue his inspiring work and inspire many others who could go on to make the lives of farmers better sooner than later.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Adani Group Farmers Jharkhand

“Fell At Officials Feet, Even Then They Razed Our Farms,” Jharkhand Farmers Claim Land Taken Forcefully For Adani’s Powerplant

FIR Against BJP MP Giriraj Singh For Grabbing Two Acres Of Land In Bihar

Donates Land

This Odisha Farmer Has Donated Over 2.3 Acres Of His Own Land To 250 Landless People & Himself Lives In A Rented Home

This Organisation Converted An Ordinary Government School Into A Fully Digital School

Ennore Forests

After Illegal Clearing Of 50 Acres Of Dense Forests, Chennai Feels The Heat

Jadav Payeng

[Watch/Read] The Story Of One Man Who Single-Handedly Planted A Forest Of 1360 Acres

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

For The First Time Since 2000, More Number Of Local Recruits Killed Than Foreign Militants: J&K Police

News

Over 90,000 Farmers In 14 Districts Have Been ‘Counselled’, Says Maharashtra Govt

News

Train 18, Claimed To Be The Country’s Fastest, Breaks Down After Its First Run

News

Pulwama Attack: The Suicide Bomber & The History Behind Terror Outfit Jaish-E-Mohammed

Fact Check

Fact Check: From Fake Iraqi Car Blast Video To Dogs Martyred In Pulawama Attack

News

Karnataka: Men Who Destroyed Pillars At Hampi Asked To Pay Rs 70,000 Each, Re-Erect Pillars

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.