Thar: Secrets of the Thar
This film captures the diverse social and cultural practices of the hardy Marwaris which enabled large populations to survive in the harsh desert environment. The villages of Thar have amazing systems of water harvesting such as the kund or kundis; tankas; kuis; bawdis etc. Similarly the desert farmer devised an ingenious system to grow and maintain three excellent sources of fodder - sewan, jharberi and khejari. Today, it is the villages that have not yet been "modernised" have water and fodder during periods of drought. The "developed" villages wait for water tankers and fodder trucks from Punjab.
Note: This film has been produced by Centre for Science and Environment under a series titled Wealth of Nations: People and their Environment. Each of these films deals with critical issues of sustainable development. Please note the first four films in this list are being offered as a package of four films on water for Rs 2000 only. Postal/courier charges are Rs 200 for the package. For single film it is Rs 50.
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