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Once water-deficient, Didakhedi in Madhya Pradesh is now a village with year-round water supply and a sense of community and belonging.

The 200 odd residents of Didakhedi, a sleepy village just 13 kms from Sehore town in Madhya Pradesh, never had adequate water. Two decades ago, most of the farming in the village was done during the monsoons. The village had no electricity and a lone diesel pump operated the shallow dug wells to irrigate some lands during the winter. These shallow wells, their only source of water, would turn dry during the scorching summer months, leaving the people distressed.

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Hello, 

My well is 40' deep and 3' wide. The water level in the well is at ground level. But the water is foul smelling. Can the use of bleaching powder help? If so then how should I use it in the well? Pleae advise

 

 

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Pay for using groundwater in Delhi

To tackle the problem of declining water table in the capital, National Green Tribunal plans to fix meters and charge for extracting groundwater.

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