NEW DELHI, India, April 18, Reuter: A geologist has found water in drought hit India by using a 1,300yearold manuscript that relies on entails and trees as clues, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said on Monday.

E.A.V. Prasad, a professor at a southeast Indian University, began looking for water last January in the chronically dry district of Jamnagar in the Western state of Gujarat.

Water gushed out at a rate of 7,600 liters an hour from a borehole he ordered sunk five meters north of a Banyan tree entwined by a date palm, PTI said.

In another village, a well sunk three meters north of a termite mound covered with vegetation spewed 11,400 liters of water an hour.

Prasad said he based his theories on the “Brihat Samhita” a sixth century text which he had used successfully where conventional techniques had failed.

Article extracted from this publication >> April 22, 1988