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Taxing Agriculture: Farmers Forced to Pay Water Tax but Receive No Water

 
/ June 10, 2019

There seems to be no end for the decade long water crisis for the farmers of Bandhaberna village, Sundergarh, Odisha.

Manjhi 2.0- How a young man found an innovative solution to Dashrathnagar’s water woes

 
/ June 21, 2016

Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer from Gehlaur village of Gaya, Bihar shot to fame when a Bollywood movie ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’ captured his life and how he singlehandedly carved a path through a hill. Proud of their local hero, the Bihar government had even declared the movie tax-free...

What will happen if there is no water?

 
/ September 6, 2016

What will happen when there is no water? The acute scarcity of water in Jharkhand has brought its citizens face to face with this apocalyptic situation. As the state’s water sources dry up, residents of many villages are being forced to use contaminated water.  Basanti Hunni takes viewers to Urikel, a village...

West Bengal: Water scarcity forces people to ration drinking water

 
/ July 5, 2016

Annapurna Kumari has been drinking a little water in the past few years, and whatever water she drinks is polluted and unhygienic. Just like her, the 200 other residents of Darikuri Dolashal village, West Bengal, are falling sick in the face of acute water scarcity. So severe is the problem,...

100 families in Bilha, Madhya Pradesh face water scarcity

 
/ June 24, 2016

The handpumps of Bilha village, in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh, have hardly pumped water in the past one year. Due to the water scarcity, mothers and young girls of more than 100 families of the village walk over 2 km to fetch water from Kulga, the nearest village. The...

Drought-hit village in Maharashtra receives no Govt help

 
/ April 8, 2016

  India is facing probably the worst water crisis that the country has seen in a decade. Water levels at 91 major reservoirs nationwide having no more than 29% water, according to the Central Water Commission (CWC). In such dire times, around 100-150 residents of a small village in Maharasthra’s...

1 Hand Pump / 2000 Residents : Water Scarcity

 
/ March 18, 2015

18th March | Jalamkata Village, Nuapada District, Odisha | Abhishek Kumar Dash 2000 people living in this village are dependant on a single hand pump for water. A resident Sunaphula Naik explains how women queue up for hours on end waiting their turn, “Our children may be asking for food...