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Million Wells Project Bangalore

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The million wells project is a movement that is ensuring that groundwater is recharged naturally.

19th June 2019 is a day Chennai will not forget. It was that day when local authorities announced that the day when the city had run out of water and it was Day Zero. The National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog in fact said that many cities like Delhi and Bengaluru would meet with the same fate this year. However, the movement to dig a million wells might just help Silicon City curb the naysayers.  

Credit: Isabella Porras and The Water Story
Credit: Isabella Porras and The Water Story

The ‘One Million Wells for Bengaluru’ incidentally was a name that was christened in 2018 but is really a movement that started over two decades ago by Biome Environmental Trust, Bengaluru and says S. Vishwanath, Biome Environmental Solutions.

Read the full story that first appeared in the Nov 22, 2020 issue of The New Indian Express here:

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