No bridge, so? Just carry the pregnant woman over river

Sambari Munda, a resident of Turikhol hamlet explains, “We are facing a lot of problems because there is no bridge…We find it difficult even going to the hospital.  During my delivery time, the Janani Express (ambulance) came once.  But the driver refused to cross the naala.  He said I had to be brought to the other side.”

 

Call to Action:  Pressurise the Village Head to have concrete pipes set up on the Turikhol naala (channel) and to have the construction of the bridged finished Now!

 

Bhargabi Kalu, Village Head, Kuliposh, Sundargarh district, Odisha, Tel: +918763479262

 

VV-Correspondent Purnachandra Nayak reports from Turikhol hamlet, Sundargarh district, Odisha where residents are facing difficulties crossing the river without a bridge. 

 

Children travel to school with great difficulty.  Parents have to accompany them everyday two hours before the start of the school.  Mothers are worried as they have housework to do, paid work and on top of that take the children to school. Due to this some children are not attending to school. 

 

They travel on dirt tracks, as there are no proper roads.  Added to this a naala (channel) comes in between making travel impossibly difficult.

 

In 2009 a few concrete pipes were brought to construct a bridge on the Naala, but work was never finished.

 

All is not lost.  VV-PACS Community Correspondent Shabanam Begum’s video explains how community journalism mixed with your support can bring real change into a community.  Her journalism ensured that the Village Head of Bhavani Village, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh built the proper infrastructure the community was entitled to. 

 

Thus your contribution helps.  Call to Action and help residents like Sambari Munda to the bridge they deserve Now. 

 

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Written by Manjinder Singh Sidhu

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