The hand pump in Ward no. 5 of Jairamnagar in Chhattisgarh, which used to provide water to more than 50 families has not been functional for a year. Community Correspondent Vrinda Azad's friend lives in Jairamnagar. Vrinda has been listening to her trouble's mounting up every time she meets in past 6 months. Committed to help her friend and the community in need, Vrinda made this video. The residents now have to walk at least half a kilometre back and forth everyday to get water. They usually walk up to the railway crossing, navigating trains, to fetch water. When then tap at the tracks run dry, their search takes them further. The community's own efforts to mobilise action on the issue have failed. Will you make sure they have easy access to water? Call to Action : Please call Sanjay Singh, Officer, PHE department, Bilaspur district, Chattisgarh at +91-9424248000 so that the hand pump gets repaired as soona s possible and the community can have their life back.
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