It creates a water column in the plant which enables plantation to survive and sustain even in dry and sandy zones
By Himanshu Goyal
eople talk about environment conservation more than
conserving it in areas where natural resources are
sparse and find solutions to it rather than just talking.
On the other hand, people living in dry areas, which
have successfully generated an idea which will help taking
away their woes if not forever then at least for a limited period.
These plantations drives are being held in various regions per
day to maintain ecological balance of the environment.
But in some regions, it seems difficult to take care of
plants due to insufficiency of water or lack of time. The
newly developed technology, known as Groasis Waterbox
Technology (invariably called GW or Gro-box or water-box),
enables tackle these problems coming in the ways of growing
plants. This technology ensures sufficient water supply for a
longer period and irrigates plants 24/7 without any manual
intervention which makes this technology perfect for the dry
and sandy areas.
to be taken care of like any human being; they need water,they need sunlight, they need humans to protect them from weather, from animals and what not.
Avinash and his team runs various plantation programmes in many regions. According to one research, 80% of plants die due to the shortage of water, which spurred Avinash to research and evolve water-box technology.
Avinash says, “I planted 8 plants with the help of Gro-box in his city on an experimental basis; and for one month, he did not irrigate these plants and all of them not only survived but are also growing at a regular pace.” This convinced him about the success of his experiment and now he employs this technique in his each of his plantation drives in the dry and sandy areas. The water-box also goes well for the saplings transplanted.
How does the Groasis Waterbox work?
The GW is a 20-litre box that is placed around a young seedling while transplanting. The box builds up a water column under the plant by collecting dew and rainwater, and distributes it over a long period of time to avoid evaporation. In practice,
the transplanted seedling will receive just enough water from the GW to survive while it searches for water deep in the soil to develop a strong taproot. The taproot developed in this way will make the whole plant resilient to prolonged drought periods. The GW requires less inputs and management when compared to other water-saving devices.
Such practice makes it easier for commoners to embrace and adopt this tech-savvy device, which as per Avinash is setting footprints for younger ones chant ‘Nothing is Impossible’.
If dry regions get such plantation techniques, the day is not far when people will see plantation growing over rocks.