Children in India Climb 40 Foot Well During Water Shortage

Published 28 Jun 2018, 14:42 BST
Children in India Climb 40 Foot Well During Water Shortage

For the villagers of Dindori, India, water is not taken for granted. During the summer many wells dry up, forcing people to walk miles for water. In this case, young girls must climb down as far as 40 feet to fill their buckets. Using ropes and small foot holds, accidents are frequent and once at the bottom all that is found worm-infested water is collected.

This village is one of many struggling with limited water supplies – an increasing problem in India and globally. Some predict that by 2030, India’s water demand will be twice the available supply.

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