Land/Livelihood/ Audio
By Dhruba Raj Sapkota

Many people know that Rajasthan is one of the largest states of India and is a dry desert. People living there are fighting to survive in that environment. Thar in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan is the same story; it is a region that is hard to survive in.

Inspite of all this people have survived using maximum of their knowledge and traditional technologies and are somehow managing to make ends meet. Although they feel they are not getting enough support from the government.

The Thar region receives less rain fall less than 200 mm in a year, declining to as little as 100 mm in some part. People still do their best and and harvest the rain water, and make the most of their resources and geography. People use Rain water for drinking and irrigation as it is very hard to use ground water. The ground water is as deep as at 600 to 1000 feet depth. The land is rocky and sandy and gravels inside.

There are different Non Governmental Organizations working in this area to help the people .so what is it that the people think needs to be done about livelihood? a local farmer Kurparam says

Smt Shashi Tyagi the co founder of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS ) Spoke about……..

Dr J.R. Sharma Project Director Water and Resource Information System (WARIS), is speaking briefly about the efforts related to livelihood.

How do people manage their own livelihood? The Programme officer of the School of Desert Science Mr. Prahalad Singh tells us how….

“I make Pots for a living the pots are very effective because of the Clay that is found in this region. Clays are used for irrigation system too.

60 present lands is dry and desert in Rajasthan and 25 million people lives there. Mining is main natural resources of revenue. Like every time of emergency hour in there of the livelihood. 45 -48 degree Celsius temperatures it is very difficult to go people one place to another and goods transportation.

People stores the water in under ground tanks so that water is cool and safe and land space maximum use. Then people carry water from manmade ponds and cannel. The bread of Bajra is regular food to eat, milk from cow and goods transfer from camel one place to another.

The place what is done and what should be done of our common concern and process to project what ever they have it is follow able for such kind of place and situation to another place also even south Asia and all over the world.