Tojagor The search for still better ways to utilise the jackfruit ultimately took the editor and his team to various places in India and abroad. Through a series of journalism workshops, it had trained hundreds of farmers to write for their fellow-farmers. Qdike Patrike Jackfruit curry. As the tree grows daike over the years, there is a huge demand for its timber. Jackfruit dishes are a must at big fat North Indian weddings these days.
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It is of no doubt that Shree Padre is the man who initiated rainwater harvesting advocacy in Kannada journalism for the first time. The reason behind this decision is simple: then, as now, it was a very important issue for readers. Every summer, the water crisis was taking a very heavy toll. The mainstream media, by and large, did not have a working knowledge of rainwater harvesting, and their coverage of the water crisis and drought was rather negative.
Padre about the beginning days of his campaign on harvesting the rainwater. There was no focus on people-centred rainwater harvesting. Padre himself. We would like to learn from the success stories, we requested them. It was, then, from them that we learnt about the pioneering roof water harvesting successes of Malnad Development Society, Kanhirapally. They decided to carry the feature articles related to successful efforts in harvesting the rainwater.
We started collecting the success stories from all over the country. Apart from stories from the distant corners of the country we collected success stories from the local farmers as well. Some success stories were intentional, some were accidental, but both had useful messages.
We stopped the series after publishing hundred success stories belonging to various corners of the country. It highlighted different methods, stories from different region with a confidence that the regional emphasis will certainly help the readers, though there may be some overlapping ideas. Shree Padre says about the challenges they faced while advocating RWH.
We had to create a belief in this technique among the readers. To quote, in Mr. Since I have travelled over thirty thousand kilometers in nine districts eight in Karnataka and one in Kerala and have held more than slide shows to farmers, students and citizens.
This was exciting and encouraged us further. We started to document it and showcase it. Methods like using abandoned termite mounds to recharge water are non-textbook methods. By then the period of making fun about RWH was over.
This is the reason why RWH has been so well reached in nine districts. Padre very emphatically tells about the motivation for the farmers to harvest the rainwater. The drought has also been the biggest motivator for the farmers to harvest rainwater. Nothing short of a spot visit would do justice. When you visit there may be one or two simple new ideas. One idea breeding another: Mr. Padre says that one idea of RWH breeds another idea. To substantiate his statement he gives a classic example.
Inspired by this, farmers of Raichur went to Coimbatore, hired some technicians and were succeeded in digging same types of horizontal bores in their place. This technique was earlier unknown in the Raichur area. Local communities have a lot of sentiments attached to these traditional systems. They are built-in for community participation, are still relevant and one can rope-in elder and the younger generation as well by reviving traditional water conservation systems, is what Mr.
Padre says. This is not an alien technique. Daily newspapers are showing interest in water conservation issues. A retired principal of Barkur in Udupi district, Mr. Seetharama Shetty has had any types of RWH work done in his hometown Barkur and goes to meetings and high schools to spread the message.
Lakshminarayana Bhat, has, with the help of his friends, bought a slide projector and camera, built up good slide collection and has already held more than hundred shows.
There are field results. Shivananda Kalave, a development journalist in Sirsi, also has a good collection of slides and is involved in guiding the people and institutions. He has been presenting slide shows in various parts of Uttara Kannada district.
A word of suggestion: Shree Padre, who has been rightly regarded as the rain-journalists in the journalists fraternity has a word of suggestion for the entire media. There are some positive threads too. This is by and large ignored by the press. Wherever drought occurs frequently, the communities have evolved ways and means to live with that. Vijay Joshi is a student of journalism joshi.
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It is of no doubt that Shree Padre is the man who initiated rainwater harvesting advocacy in Kannada journalism for the first time. The reason behind this decision is simple: then, as now, it was a very important issue for readers. Every summer, the water crisis was taking a very heavy toll. The mainstream media, by and large, did not have a working knowledge of rainwater harvesting, and their coverage of the water crisis and drought was rather negative. Padre about the beginning days of his campaign on harvesting the rainwater. There was no focus on people-centred rainwater harvesting. Padre himself.
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