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Organic Desalination

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We have facilitated the desalinating of 60 acres of agricultural land in Kandakaddu in Cuddalore District. This land was rendered useless by the flooding of tsunami salt water.

The desalination process was a completely organic process. Five 800-foot-deep borewells were sunk, and the farmland was flooded with water that was pumped up through these borewells. Thereafter, each acre was treated with two to five tonnes of gypsum. The land was then plowed and flooded again with fresh water. The land is now green and fertile, and is growing ragi crops again.

Originally Published in 2008.