Meet India’s ‘Water Mother’ Who Helped Provide Water to Over 300 villages in Arid Region

December 12, 2017

India’s 71-year-old Amla Ruia is called the “Water Mother” for leading a campaign that helped provide water in over 300 villages in the arid desert region of Rajasthan in western India. 

Ruia – who uses traditional water harvesting methods – founded the Aakar Charitable Trust which provides grants to the local rural areas, which are the driest in the South Asian country, with the necessary resources to build the check dams.