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SEES field trip to villages in Gaya: Exploring traditional water irrigation system Ahars and Pynes

October 30, 2016

The School of Ecology and Environment Studies conducted a field trip to Jethian, Khiri and Chakra villages in Gaya district to explore the traditional water harvesting and irrigation system known as Ahars-Pynes on October 27, 2016 for first semester students.

Ahars-Pynes is a traditional irrigation system used in South Bihar. Students interviewed villagers and visited fields to know about current status of Ahars and Pynes. Students also explored water distribution patterns, current use of insecticides, pesticides and villagers' perception about its impacts on human health, the role of government policies and initiatives in the maintenance and functioning of Ahars and Pynes.

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First Semester students from the School of Ecology and Environment Studies on a Field Trip to villages in Gaya

Comparative survey of three villages was done to find the impact of social structures on the above mentioned factors.

The trip was led by Dr. Aviram Sharma.

SEES Students on Field Trip to Gaya Villages-Oct-2016

First Semester students from the School of Ecology and Environment Studies on a Field Trip to villages in Gaya

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