Old wells at the Konark Sun Temple, Orissa

Both Mohenjo daro and Harappa reported wells in every household and also community wells. They are perhaps the oldest in the subcontinent. Here is one open well from the Konark temple in Orissa. These must have been the sole providers of good clean water during that time and one of them continues to provide water for the repair work underway. The more beautiful and older of the wells is unfortunately not maintained nor is it shown as a heritage.

Can we work with the ASI to sensitize the importance of the wells in our monuments?

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