The open sewage line in this village of Bihar has started disintegrating even before its construction is completed. The contractor has been cutting costs, using sub-standard cement and used bricks, and overlooking the set meaasurements according to the guidlines of the local administration. “The molding for the gutter was supposed to be 4 inches deep, but it’s only 1 inch now,” says a resident.
The villagers want that a new sewage line is built, in accordance to the estimates given to the construtor with good quality materials.
Poor quality drains built in Bihar despite ample funds
Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna in Purva village, Uttar Pradesh, live in half-built houses while facing corruption and threats.
Threatened and attacked for filing 200 RTI applications in 10 years, activist Nilamani Joshi continues undaunted.