DAVID JAIMY KOKKADA
David Jaimy Kokkada, a pioneering farmer, redefines rainwater harvesting with a world-record technique his outreach includes an insightful book, alongside YouTube and awareness programs. The innovative “Water Cup” further solidifies his legacy, inspiring sustainable agriculture and water conservation practices worldwide
David Jaimy Kokkada, a farmer from Belthangady, holds a world record for pioneering a simple yet groundbreaking rainwater harvesting technique, he has been graduated with a B. Com degree. Managing crops across 2.5 acres of land, primarily cultivating rubber and coconut alongside Pineapple plantings and pepper he is also involved in beekeeping. His commitment to sharing his knowledge extends beyond the fields; through an engaging YouTube channel, David offers a window into his pioneering work, showing practical approaches to effective water management. But it doesn’t stop there. David used to conduct several awareness programs in village, schools and colleges and has bought out a book “ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಕಳಕಳಿಯ ಜನಪರ ಕಾಳಜಿಯ ಅಭಿಯಾನ ಒಂದು ಜಾಗ್ರಿತಿ” (The book explores the concept and importance of social awareness and aims to create consciousness and understanding among the people on social issues.)
In the year 2021, Among David Jaimys contributions is the development of a cost-effective filter known as the “Water Cup” specifically designed for rainwater harvesting. The need for rainwater harvesting can vary based on different factors such as geographical location, climate, water availability, and local infrastructure. However, in many contexts, rainwater harvesting is highly beneficial and often necessary for several reasons David stands as a testament to the power of simplicity in rainwater harvesting techniques.
Remarkably, this unit thrives on Minimalism, requiring nothing more than a bucket, filter and PVC pipes, making water filtration accessible and affordable. His legacy extends beyond mere inventions. He has received prestigious awards and recognitions from Various Organisations and Honourable Ministers for his research, literature, awareness, campaigns, water conservation works.
Individuals and communities can now build comprehensive rainwater harvesting systems, following in the footsteps of a visionary farmer David Jaimy, leaving a permanent mark on sustainable agriculture and water conservation.