In the framework of the ecology sector, this year’s collaboration project forms part of a long-term plan to halt the progressive desertification of the area, the second most arid in India. Only 14% of the land in Anantapur has any kind of irrigation system, which makes the area extremely vulnerable to heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.
The solar-powered drip irrigation systems will benefit the farming families dedicated to horticulture in the village of Kandepalli in the Uravakonda region. It will enable them to stay in their village without the need to move to big cities to earn a living. Drip irrigation has proven to make great savings in water and increase horticultural yields. Solar energy has decided advantages in pumping the water necessary to water these crops, as well as being a clean, renewable source of energy.
In this way, Fluidra contributes to the reduction of poverty, supporting strategies that help to achieve sustainable human development and the improvement of the living conditions of groups in need.
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