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The family that shared its well

A simple act of generosity has gone a long mile, women of the locality no longer have to battle over water


WaterAid report pointed out that India accounts for almost one-fourth of the total groundwater extracted globally

Geetanjali Krishna New Delhi
The season for giving is upon us, a good time to reflect on the transformative power of kindness. I met a family in Memdi, a village in Dewas district in Madhya Pradesh, whose act of generosity really moved me. At a time when water was scarcely available to 38-year-old Mamta Kailwa and her family, they chose to share their personal well with the entire neighbourhood. I had a chance to have tea with the family. Here’s their story.

“This was an old kaccha well about 18-feet deep, in the farthest corner of our fields,” said Kailwa, as we hiked up to
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First Published: Nov 29 2019 | 9:06 PM IST

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