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Rainwater Harvesting Brings Hope to Farmers in Pakistan’s Punjab

Farmers in Pakistan’s Punjab province are greening their lands and combating weather vagaries through rainwater harvesting using small dams.

Extreme weather conditions and erratic rainfall had added an edge of desperation to Muhammad Khan’s struggle for survival, taking him and his family to the brink of ruin. But that is happily in the past now, says the farmer in Pakistan’s Punjab province whose life has undergone a dramatic change after he started irrigating his land from rainwater harvested in a small dam in the village.

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