'Jal Sahelis' Lead Water Conservation Efforts in Rajasthan

The 'Friends of Water' restore and revive traditional local water sources in the arid northwestern Indian state

By Sumayyah Qureshi
Leela Khatun, 40, stands at the center alongside her fellow Jal Sahelis -  from left  Bachi Khatun, Sita Khatun, Soni Devi,  Mirga Devi, Magu Devi, and Hawa Devi. They played an instrumental role in managing water in this drought prone  Kansar village of Phalodi district in Rajasthan, India.
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05 June 2024