While one cannot do much against Drought,except water conservation and COLLECTION,during rainy season, Floods etc can and SHOULD be controlled,which is sadly lacking in India.Huge amounts of Water during rainy season is allowed to go the sea.Lakes and Dams will be,useful in collection water and lessening the adverse effects of Floods,namely loss of Human and animal lives and Crops.Gujarat,especially Saurashtra,lacks rain and drought is common here,but the people are resilient and they cultivate,crops like groundnut,cotton etc which require,less water .
Even drought can be reduced with ,seeding the cloud[if its formation is observed]with Silver salts,producing rain.
Narmada Dam has alleviated the Water shortage in Gujarat.
While one is aware of trees being cut etc. REAL ESTATE and the method of construction of Housing Societies,are the basic reason for lack of rains and less agriculture.While the former,results in trees being cut[trees are needed to trap the clouds],using Fertile Lands for Housing reduces food production.And there is NO PROVISION for collecting RAIN WATER ;like Ponds etc.Only bore-wells which will deplete ground water levels.
In the earlier days, upto about the 1900s,Indian villages were near a Temple with a pond or a river for Water requirement of the people.Thus every Housing Society, should have a Pond for collection of rainwater,the size being dependent on the population.
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