18th March 2015 | Bhimatangi village, Khurdha district, Odisha | Nitu Chakia
For many communities in India, access to water is riddled with challenges big and small. They jump over hurdles ranging from bad planning to human-made complications such as depleting water tables. In Bhimtangi village, Odisha the community tap would supply dirty yellow water for the longest time. It had been installed with great fanfare under a scheme run by the Odisha Water and Sanitation Mission.
The population of about 1500-2000 people turned to Community Correspondent Nitu Chakia for help. Nitu was able to take the problem up to the Junior Engineer who immediately took action.
It took 4 years of constant follow up of Community Correspondent (CC) Basharat Amin with the Electricity Department to install the high-tension electric wires from makeshift poles to proper ones in Manloo area of Shopian District, Kashmir.