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He Brought Rainwater From Rooftops To Water Taps And Changed 1000s Of Lives In Rural Rajasthan


Many village folk in rural India still walk several kilometers to get clean drinking water. A running tap is still a dream and water-borne diseases still account for many deaths in these areas. Bhagwati Agrawal thought to resolve all of these complex issues by coming up with the interesting yet simple idea of Aakash Ganga (“river from the sky”).

10,000 lives in six villages have changed significantly due to this initiative so far. The biggest beneficiaries are the women in these drought-prone villages of Rajasthan, who have seen immense improvements in their health, livelihood and education prospects. Watch this video to know what exactly he did!

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Aakash Ganga was the winner of 2012 Purpose Prize. This video was originally published here.

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