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December 11, 2019

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How an Army of Women Resurrected a River

The care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart.

– Shozo Tanaka –

How an Army of Women Resurrected a River

Women in Vellore, India, have resurrected the Naganadhi river and the agriculture of the area that were almost lost to drought. In 2014, the women took matters into their own hands and worked with engineers and hydrologists to build 600 recharge wells by hand: digging wells, making cement rings, placing the rings and stones, and planting drought-resistant saplings along the river basin. This labor-intensive work has resulted in wells that help replenish the groundwater. They have not only brought a dead river back to life, but have ensured their children do not endure the hardship they did. { read more }

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