Water Conservation

Water is one of the most precious resources we have on this earth, and it is under increasing stress. Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation has taken multiple initiatives in this area that have led to a positive impact.

Parachute Kalpavriksha not only encourages farmers to take up water conservation activities but also provides financial support for the construction of farm ponds. Overexploitation of groundwater has led to many challenges for farmers in recent times. With lower rainfall and frequent droughts, the issue has only been exacerbated. At times, farmers have been forced to buy water for farming during dry seasons.

Farm pond construction helps recharge groundwater levels by enabling the absorption of rainwater into the ground. Not only does the groundwater level increase, but the sweetness of the water also increases as more fresh water tops up the saline groundwater.

Farmers can benefit from the higher groundwater level for domestic purposes through bore wells throughout the year. Kalpavriksha Foundation has constructed more than 350 farm ponds till FY 2021, and more than 46 crore litres of water storage potential have been generated.

We have also tried some new-age water conservation techniques like Bhungroo and Urdhavam. Bhungroo is a water management system that injects and stores excess rainfall underground and lifts it out for use in dry spells. Adoption of this technology has decreased salt deposits on soil and increased fresh water supplies, saving farmers from drought.

Artificially recharging aquifers by adding rainwater to underground water reservoirs enables the communities to continue farming for more than half of the year. The non-saline rainwater, when mixed with the underground saline water, brings down the salinity of the groundwater, making it fit for agricultural use.

Farmers are educated and trained to conserve water in a systematic manner, especially during the rainy season. They are educated on the best farm practices to be carried out according to calendar months, i.e., the activities to be carried out each month in order to get the maximum benefits from natural resources.

The water conservation initiatives of the Kalpavriksha Foundation not only "made a difference" in the lives of farmers but also helped the environment by conserving this precious resource provided by Mother Nature.

Farmers Testimonials



I have over 300 trees on my farm. My farming practices were not so organized and hence, I faced many difficulties in nurturing my trees to give good yields. Fortunately, in the year 2018, Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation representatives paid regular visits to my farm and educated me about various techniques, and saved my farm from pest attacks. Compared to previous yields, I am getting a substantial quantity increase in my farm this year

Pollachi South

R Natarajan

I am involved in farming since 1974. Despite the experience I had in farming, I was stuck when pests like Rhinoceros Beetle attacked my trees. The Parachute Kalpavriksha Team has guided me with clear strategies on how to trap pests and arrest them. Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation has also shared knowledge on water management techniques for increasing the yield per tree and strategies to save water during drought seasons. I am very happy they are visiting my farm once a month to guide me on various aspects of farming.

Subbe Goundenpudhur


We are involved in farming practice for over 25 years. Stem bleeding disease had affected our Thanjavur trees to a large extent. So, we decided to call the Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation team for inspection. After inspection, their team suggested us remedies to overcome the disease. We applied those techniques and heaved a sigh of relief, on seeing the increased Nitrogen levels in our soil which benefited us in a higher yield per tree. I wholeheartedly thank Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation, for its service to farmers! Keep serving the farmer community.

Our Services

  • Agri Business Centre

    Agri Business Centre (ABC) is an agri clinic where farmers can obtain farm care inputs along with farm services. Not all farmers can afford to purchase farm equipment and machinery.

  • Agri Expert on Phone

    Kalpavriksha provides extended support to farmers through the Kalpavriksha Call Care Centre. These services are available on all days, including Sundays.

  • Kalpavriksha Knowledge Centre

    Kalpavriksha Knowledge Centre (KKC), as the name suggests, would be a centre of excellence the ones developed by the Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation in Perundurai.

  • Water Conservation

    Water is one of the most precious resources we have on this earth, and it is under increasing stress. Parachute Kalpavriksha Foundation has taken multiple initiatives in this area that have led to a positive impact.

  • Productivity Improvement Program

    The Productivity Improvement Programme aims to help the farmers improve their yields, thus enhancing their income and improving their livelihood. Our agronomists visit the farmers enrolled in this programme once a month.