Rubber dams to up water usage efficiency in Indian agriculture

Outlet: The Times of India

August 6, 2010

With a view to increase “water usage efficiency” and reduce excessive dependence on monsoon in the country, scientists have developed indigenous, cost-effective rubber dams from rubber fabric composite sheet for watersheds. According to researchers at Indian Rubber Manufacturers’ Research Association (IRMRA), who designed it, a rubber dam is a textile reinforced rubber bag, where rubber acts as an adhesive and water proofing element, helping release or delivery of stored water during drought by its easy deflation…

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