The economic budget and pricing of goods depends on the cost of energy. With cheap energy being produced by fossil fuels, larger cities have come up which sustain on resources being shipped to city dwellers.
Our food and water sources are no different. Till a few years back, while our food came from outside the city, the government was able to provide water from nearby rivers or lakes. But, as the population density has been growing and water levels fluctuating in water bodies because of global warming, the water supplies to our housing societies have become erratic.
To overcome this shortage, societies have restored to bringing water tankers to fulfil their needs. The result is that our key resource for life, food and water comes to us in a truck, far away from source of origin. Coupled with increasing energy costs, we can see water costs jumping by more than 400% in many places. Currently, we can pay and buy water, but going forward the commodity resource grab will only intensify.
Beforest as a farming lifestyle company has laid a strong stress on water management from the very beginning. As a policy, we do not like to burden the land with high member density per acreage. We back that by creating lakes and natural water bodies to store water for our member needs. We also create water structures which help in increasing the ground water table. Finally, our green cover reduces the loss of water to erosions and evaporation. With this multi-pronged approach our attempt is to make our collective water abundant and tackle the ever growing scarcity of water.
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