Tapering Hopes

Every household in ward no. 3 of Jairamnagar has taps installed. Access to a stable and clean source of water is one of the most basic facilities that an individual, a family or a community requires. By installing these taps the government has made sure that every household in the community -

1.       has access to clean & usable water, 2.       is at a convenient distance to the source,

3.       is part of the overall development of the community. But, none of these taps provide any water, not even a drop. All the taps in the area have been dysfunctional since soon after they were installed. The community shares one hand-pump which is half eaten by rust and on verge of exhaustion due to overuse.

Community correspondent Vrinda Azad requests your help in resolving this situation so that the community can get back to their lives and live a healthy lifestyle. “Access to clean, usable water is a basic human right and as you can see, these people are well, human. I don’t know about government’s standard definition of a human, but to me, this community is more than just humans; brothers, sisters, friends, acquaintances and even the animals. Everyone has an equal right.” The community has submitted various applications to the village head but to no avail. He has chosen to ignore the voices of his own community and he continues to do so. Can you hear them? Then act now! Call to Action: Please call the Sarpanch (Village Head), Jairamnagar, Masturi block, Bilaspur district, Chattisgarh at +91-9303050550 and ask him to ensure that the taps are working and regularly maintained.

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