29th October, 2012, Mehrauli, New Delhi, India. Local painter 22 year old Sheikh Nazir Udin washes himself in the water of the Gandhak Ki Baoli in Mehrauli
At the turn of the last century, Delhi had more than 100 baolis, today, many of them have caved in or dried up owing to the declining water table. The number has shrunk to about 15, according to the ASI. Stepwells (Baolis) are examples of the many types of storage and irrigation tanks that were developed in India, mainly to cope with seasonal fluctuations in water availability.
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