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These villages have no water beneath the ground, and no hope in sight

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Prem Devi of Udaipuria village narrates how two borewells in her holding of less than 0.5 hectare stopped pumping water about six years earlier

Jyoti Mukul
Women coming out to talk is usually not the case in most parts of Rajasthan and Haryana. So, when Prem Devi of Udaipuria village in Chomu tehsil of Jaipur district starts to speak, she is not sure whether she should sit or stand while narrating her woes.  

Just outside her courtyard is a papaya tree, with plastic wrapped around its fruits that appear big but are yet to ripen. After being prodded to sit, she narrates how two borewells in her holding of less than 0.5 hectare stopped pumping water about six years earlier. Her family now depends on rain-fed

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First Published: Dec 31 2019 | 11:57 PM IST

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