Scientists in Luleå helping farmers in India with artificial glaciers

7:27 min

Researchers in Sweden are providing their expertise in snow and ice to help farmers in a remote part of northern India irrigate their crops in springtime using meltwater from artifical glaciers.

Anshuman Bhardwaj, a researcher in Atmospheric Science at Luleå University of Technology, tells Radio Sweden how they are involved in a project in his native India which uses water taken and stored from the shrinking natural glaciers in Ladakh to build 20 metre high 'ice stupas' to help farmers who rely on meltwater to grow their crops.

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Dave Russell