Village women solved their water problem by digging wells themselves.Water is becoming scarce everywhere especially during summer. In several places people wait in queue for the arrival of tankers carrying water. But there are several villages where this facility is not available. Pookottukavu village in Palakkad district of Kerala is such a place. These people knew that digging borewells mechanically will affect the underground storage and adversely affect future availability of water. Hence digging wells was the only choice for them.
Hence the women force joined together and took up the work of digging wells under the MNREGS. They could dig 190 wells and some ponds within one year. Thus the rain water were stored in these wells and ponds. This news attracted people from other villages and are being taken up by some, already.