India – “Wells for India” First of five stories by co-founder Professor Mary Grey, looking back over 25 years of their history

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Article courtesy of wellsforindia.org | Shared as educational material only

Since 1987 Wells for India has been working with the poorest people in the Rajasthan desert. From 1983 onwards, rainfalls decreased progressively to a third of their normal levels. This together with the high summer temperatures (up to 50ºC) led to increasingly bad drought conditions. Then during 1987-8, millions of livestock died in Rajasthan. Mary and Nicholas Grey and Ramsahai Purohit from Dudu in the center of Rajasthan talked with the villagers. It was always the same story – a desperate need for water – for themselves, their animals and the parched lands on which 80% of the people depended for their livelihood. Wells for India was born. Read more about India’s wells here: https://www.wellsforindia.org/.

 

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