The women of Langoti village in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh, asked the Gram Panchayat for a water well as part of the village, where the Harijans lived, had no access to water. They were told that it was not possible as the Panchayat didn’t have enough money.
Undaunted, the women picked up shovels and hammers and got down to digging a water well themselves.
Within 40 days, the women could dig up a well 20 feet deep. When the water began filling up the well, their happiness knew no bounds.