Tag: water

Tribals want access to water

 
/ May 7, 2015

Pokhariya Pahar Village, Boriyo Block, Jharkhand | Jyoti Malto An entire community’s water related needs have fallen on a solitary well in the middle of forest cover; come summer, it dries up forcing women to travel far to fetch water. The tribal residents of this village have been attempting to...

No water in school since 2008

 
/ November 28, 2014

Our Community Correspondent, Sanjay Kumar, reports from the pre-middle school of Hardi Dali Village in Mahrajganj district of Uttar Pradesh, which has 213 students but no hand-pump to supply water to students and staff. CALL TO ACTION: You can call the District Collector of Maharajganj district, on 05522222206, and demand...

Drowning to cross the river

 
/ July 1, 2014

Villagers living near the Bokaro River are drowning trying to cross the bridgeless river.  When monsoon comes the river becomes ferocious preventing school children from getting to school.  The authorities don’t seem to care.    Raja Soren, a resident of Kasiadih village, paints a vivid image, “In 2003, Chotka Besra...