The Politics of Sanitation

VV-PACS Community Correspondent Md Waseem reports from Gadipirka block, Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh about the horrible condition of sewer system. The residents have been facing this issue since the past 5 years. The sewer has not been cleaned for more than a year, leading to water spilling on the road. "There is no playground for our children. They have to play along the streets and are exposed to this dirt" says Fahim Akhtar, a resident at Gadipirka. "We filed complaints regarding this to our M.L.A but no action has been taken till now." Call to Action: To help you can call Amit Trivedi, M.LA, Gadipirka, Lucknow, U.P on 9198127777 and ask him to get the sewage system fixed and deploy a sweeper in the area. About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organisations.

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