Climate-Proofing Fish Farming
Farmers have also been affected by changes in rainfall patterns as well as rising temperatures and low recharge of ground water is being addressed through digging of ponds as part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
The ‘Climate-Proofing Fish Farming’ project showcases the process of climate proofing through an assessment to find out if ponds constructed under the Meenakshi sub scheme of MGNREGS are technically sound, and whether institutional arrangements are appropriate for dealing with the additional challenges posed by the impacts of climate change. As part of the Meenakshi sub-scheme, farmers construct small ponds or hatcheries for fish farming on sections of their land.
The project is being implemented in the Gandhwani block of Dhar district in the state of Madhya Pradesh jointly by Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA RAI) and the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES).