Accent on water conservation measures

TUTICORIN: Scientists of Agricultural Research Station, Kovilpatti, visited Ettayapuram recently where rainfed black cotton soil cultivation is always at prime. The team met the farmers to know how much they spent on soil and water conservation measures. A majority of farmers said loss of space and unavailability of labour were the major drawbacks though they knew that water storage and retention were the main advantages of soil and water conservation.