Where every drop counts
Khadero Ki Dhaani in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district is the driest village in India. Situated in the Thar desert, water is a very scarce and precious commodity here. For centuries, people here have built traditional wells that harvest runoff as well as rainwater. These wells which are 6-8 metres deep are called beris and are the region's very lifeline. They can store enough water to last the region for 9-10 months. But with the coming of canals and tube wells, these traditional structures are becoming obsolete.
BHASKARJYOTI GOSWAMI / CSE