This Chennaite Will Help Drought Stuck Farmers By Making Water From Air Moisture


To address the current drought in Maharashtra, Chennai’s Selva Ganapathy is trying to bring WarkaWater (bamboo tower) technology to the Vidarbha region. 

WarkaWater is a vertical structure made out of bamboo designed to harvest portable water by capturing condensation. It has been created by Arturo Vittori and team and currently, pilot tests are being run in parts of Ethiopia.

Selva is raising money on Milaap to build a similar prototype with assistance from Salem Citizen’s Forum, a Tamil Nadu-based social services organisation.

The other half of the crowdfunded money will be used to help widows and families of farmers who have committed suicide in Yavatmal so that they can restart farming. “I have done this in the past as well, but this time I want to support more families,” shares Selva.

Selva, the 33-year-old chemical engineer is working as a Technical Superintendent at IIT-Madras. “Education, environment and agriculture have always been close to my heart,” says Selva who has also been volunteering for AID India for over 12 years now.

Inspired by the bamboo tower technique that produces upto 100 liters of water a day, Selva wants to help drought-hit regions of India. Support him.


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