WATER BODIES IN DELHI
23rd September, 2012, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, India. A man is bathed by a woman as another looks on, at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Baoli. The Nizamuddin Baoli is the only one of Delhi's baolis to be fed by springs.
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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