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'Water women' quench thirst of central India's parched villages

Rivers, reservoirs and wells are all going dry across a region of 20 million people. Image: REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Annie Banerji

South Asia Corrospondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Kiran Aherwal, a Jal Saheli, or a woman water friend, supervises the making of a water outlet in Agroutha village of Bundelkhand, India on July 16, 2019.
Kiran Aherwal, a Jal Saheli, or a woman water friend, supervises the making of a water outlet in Agroutha village of Bundelkhand, India. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Annie Banerji
A Jal Saheli, or woman water friend, balances a container full of gravel to construct a new check dam in Agroutha village of Bundelkhand, India on July 16, 2019.
A Jal Saheli, or woman water friend, balances a container full of gravel to construct a new check dam in Agroutha village of Bundelkhand, India. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Annie Banerji

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A girl cleans her metal water pots in Bundelkhand, India on July 16, 2019.
A girl cleans her metal water pots in Bundelkhand, India. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Annie Banerji
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