Children wait for clean water to drink

The children of a hamlet in Uttar Pradesh push each other so that they can bathe. The source of their bath is a little trickle from the only handpump in Tilakdih Thakur village. For the 50 residents of this hamlet, access to water is a hard and often failed task since two years.

“It is really difficult to get water. The water bodies have polluted water which makes our children fall sick. We don’t even get water to bathe”, says Mungiya, a resident of Tilakdih.

Access to water in Uttar Pradesh, which is a primarily agricultural economy, has been recognised as a challenge by national and international agencies.The World Bank has recently extended a $360 million line of credit to the U.P. Government to ensure agricultural growth. Water use and efficiency is going to be a major factor in this.

Access to safe drinking water is a right. These citizens deserve theirs. Call up the Block Development Officer, Mau, Ratanpura on +91-9454464640

This video was made by a Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Satyendra Kumar. Community Correspondents come from

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