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April 8, 2015

Worldwide Wednesday: ‘Water Gandhi’ of India Turns Dust Bowls Into Lush Villages Using Ancient Ways

Rajendra-Singh-FB-Tarun-Bharat-SanghA $150,000 prize has been awarded to the “Water Gandhi of India” for his wildly successful work that turns abandoned, impoverished “dust bowls” into lush villages bustling with life again using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting.

For teaching thousands of villagers in India’s most arid region how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize, reported the GoodNewsNetwork.Read the rest