Regular maintenance, Aquatic farming, Organic Farming, Eco-village etc.
- Regular bundh clean-up – Waste and Sludge removal.
- Plants maintenance – Watering, Manuring, Mulching and Caring.
Fundamental reason to build a pond is to use for Irrigation and growing crops, without waiting for rain to fall. Additionally its used to increase ground water level, livestock feed, aquaculture, fire protection, erosion control, recreational purposes, to attract wildlife & increase the population of endangered species.
- Ponds can capture, store, and distribute water and provide both economic and environmental benefits. Pond water is usually richer in nutrients than well water (contains nitrogen-fixing blue-green algae which improves soil fertility).
- Nutrient-rich pond mud is used as fertilizer or to grow forage and other crops.
- Fundamental Uses – Irrigation, livestock feed, aquaculture, fire protection, erosion control, or recreational purposes and to attract wildlife and increase the population of endangered species.
- Aquaculture in ponds – fish, aquatic plants, or algae.
- A farm pond is a large hole (square or rectangular shape) dug out in the earth, which harvests rainwater and stores it for future use. It has an inlet to regulate inflow and an outlet to discharge excess water. The pond is surrounded by a small bund, which prevents erosion on the banks of the pond and helps Increase in ground water level.
- Naturally replenished by precipitation, rainwater or filled with tailwater from irrigation which can then be recycled, farm ponds can also provide a more cost effective and sustainable alternative to city or county provided water. A 2-acre pond could irrigate 30-acres of crops. Vegetable cultivation is strengthened with two assured crops in a year.
- Pond water is usually richer in nutrients than well water and also contains nitrogen-fixing blue-green algae which can improve soil fertility. After the fish harvest, nutrient-rich pond mud can be used as fertilizer or the pond can be used to grow forage and other crops. Aquaculture such as fish, shellfish, aquatic plants, or algae can grow in the pond itself.
It is very important to make the ponds self sustainable in all ways so we do not need to revive the ponds every year. We achieve this target we are promoting the aquaculture like fish farming, lotus farming, pearl farming in revived ponds.
The “three pillars” of sustainability
Economic sustainability- The ability for humans to continue to support a living through an activity.
Social sustainability- that is, the societal acceptance of a specific activity.
Environmental sustainability—the ability to conduct an activity without detrimental harm to the environment such that the resources needed for the activity are not compromised for future use.