These Indian students are saving their village from droughts

A boy washes using a pipe that supplies water for trains at Old Delhi railway station in Delhi November 13, 2012. Almost all rail operations in India are handled by state-owned organisation Indian Railways - one of the biggest and busiest rail networks in the world operating 9,000 passenger trains and transporting up to 20 million passengers every day. Indian Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will unveil the railway budget on February 26, 2013 amid speculation that the government could raise fares for the second time in two months to help mend the network's finances.   REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT) - GM1E92O1G7J01

Recording the village's rainfall for the first time has also given key indicators of soil moisture, to help plan cropping patterns Image: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Roli Srivastava
Climate Correspondent, India, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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