Thirst below sea level-Sawyer Bucket Water Filtration System Rotary District 3211 Kerala India Thirst below sea level: Drinking water crisis in Kuttanad, Kerala,India Location: Kuttandu is in the state of Kerala, The southern most state of India Kuttanadu is a region covering the Alappuzha and Kottayam Districts, in the state of Kerala, India, well known for its vast paddy fields and geographical peculiarities. The region has the lowest altitude in India, and is one of the few places in the world where farming is carried around 1.2 to 3.0 metres (4 to 10 ft) below sea level IT'S God's Own Land, the Immodest Green of Arundhati Roy. The palm-fringed emerald islets are surrounded by vast expanses of water. The picture-perfect beauty makes Kuttanad the very essence of Kerala's backwater experience. It is a waterlogged stretch of about 1,10,000 hectares; and 50,000 ha of the region are even 60 centimetres to 220 centimetres below sea level. For the better part of the year, most of the land is submerged. It has the distinction of being one of the few areas in the world where farming is carried out below sea level. Four major rivers in the State — the Pampa, the Meenachil, the Achankovil and the Manimala — flow into the region. For about 1.8 million people of Kuttanad, it is water, water everywhere.
Nov 24, 2016 2 years ago