India: The water wheel helping children get to school on time
Krishna pushes the water wheel with a playful gesture. Her family's nearest water source is a hand pump, located a couple of hundred metres from her house. But that changes during the dry season. Krishna’s village in India is around 491 metres above sea level. The altitude makes it almost impossible for the land to retain groundwater. People in the rural areas are dependent on groundwater for both domestic and farming purposes. The area is also naturally arid.