Hundreds of wellsNovember 21, 2006
This is a picture of the eastern outskirts of Bangalore.
Close to a lake, the land is percolated by spreaded open wells provided of abundant and good water, coming from the lake, filtered through the ground. The lap of time for the wells to recharge make it necessary for the famers to plan and control their water consumption, preventing water wastage.
Now this lake is the outlet of the city sewage drains. The farmers pump directly (illegally) the water from the lake. We eat the rice provided with such water (stolen and dirty).
Who says these wells don’t need to be respecting and used again ?