India has some amazing pieces of cultural wealth, which are slowly ebbing away due to sheer neglect. Like its buildings that were built keeping in mind its climate, that has survived centuries but are crumbling down now because those who owned them, the kings have left the ownership to government and government is not keen to preserve them.
Such a thing is step wells that are quite rampant in India but unfortunately even though they are heritage structures they are often used as garbage dumps or are filled up in stealth to serve various purposes. These wells if filled up properly can solve the water problem of any town like they did in past, and add to the beauty of the town too because they are surrounded by beautiful buildings and were used as resting place in their glory days.
Lucky survivors are there like kashi vishwanath bawdi (kashi vishwanath step well) and Bhoyra bawdi of Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh saved and protected by a local committee that takes care of them and encourages the locals to contribute in their up-keeping.
Really good sign for heritage structures!