The Young Boy’s Startup Helps Farmers Fight Water Scarcity in Rajasthan
With the invention of ‘ Eco-Friendly Water Retention Polymer, Lal Gurjar hopes to make sure that crops received proper as well as regular water supply with his, despite inadequate rainfall in the desert region.
By Abha Toppo
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Narayan Lal Gurjar, a 20-year old boy from a small village in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan grew up seeing farmers struggling with water scarcity in the entire state. The crisis had escalated to such an extent that there was a drop in crop production and 30% of the harvest wilted, mainly in the year 2013 and 2015. Narayan felt very bad seeing all this and decided to do something for the farmers. He wanted to make sure that crops received proper as well as regular water supply, despite inadequate rainfall in the desert region.
Consequently, in 2014, he launched ‘Eco-Friendly Water Retention Polymer’ with an aim to resolve water scarcity crisis. This innovative Udaipur-based startup is a super absorbent polymer designed to soak up water in the soil, hold it for a long time and then supply it to the crops as and when required. The product is natural, and is made to preserve the integrity of the soil.
This young boy while telling more about his startup said, “We made the product out of bio-wastes that not only prevents from soil and water pollution, but also gives high nutrition to the crops after slowly disintegrating in the soil. What we do is maximum production with the minimum use of water and fertilizers.”
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