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.
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.
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