18th March | Jalamkata Village, Nuapada District, Odisha | Abhishek Kumar Dash
2000 people living in this village are dependant on a single hand pump for water. A resident Sunaphula Naik explains how women queue up for hours on end waiting their turn, “Our children may be asking for food at home, but we have to stand here in line.”
Access to potable water continues to be a challenge for a significant chunk of population in India. According to data collected by the National Sample Survey Organisation in 2012, over 800 families out of 1000 did not have access to clean water all year round.