The main purpose of this article is evaluating the feasible nature of agriculture in accordance with rainwater harvesting and other supplemental ways of irrigation, in the current modern era. The author has identified this approach as a holistic approach that ensures the socio- economic wellbeing and availability of water. According to the author, it is important to assess this approach with respect to the concepts of sustainability (Kimberly et al., 2014). This has been done by considering the case study of India.
By reading this piece of work, I was able to understand the relevance to make full utilization of all hardened surfaces of open air for collecting rainwater and for establishing the areas of catching rainwater by the utilization of land that has not been occupied.
It has been stated by the author that rainwater harvesting does not contribute in increasing the overall availability of water in a basin, as it has been touted most of the time, but it basically modified the water being distributed amongst the users at downstream and upstream level and amongst the demands of environment and socio- economic (Kimberly et al., 2014). However, I feel that this result can better be identified as a trade- off in the availability of water, and any appropriate evaluation related to the system of rainwater harvesting. In simple terms, I feel that this distribution of water simply increases the scope of utilizing water without the shortage in water being supplied. Ground water is limited, and there is no source of replacing it. However, rainwater is provided by utilizing the water of the earth and hence, it is just an additional source of providing water. Further ahead, I would like to support one argument placed by the author that the storage of water in tanks is mostly distributed equally amongst all of the villages linked with the tank. This contributes in making farmers wealthier as they are able grow healthier crops.