The Bhungroo Irrigation Technology

Poor terrain conditions as result of climate change, made it hard for farmers to cultivate their land during the dry season. In terms of labour and indigenous knowledge women play a key role in the agricultural sector in India, but very often it is not recognised by the overall community as they lack the power to make decisions. The livelihoods of women farmers who don’t have land rights are particularly insecure in these conditions. The Bhungroo irrigation technology was developed by Biplab Paul, as an innovative water harvesting technique, providing a sustainable solution to continuous farming. With the Bhungroo method, which means straw or hollow pipe in Hindi, water is stored in the ground and then used to water crops during both dry and wet season.