Water Woes: 152 Houses, 3 Handpumps

Each morning, the women of Tikadibodia village Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh walk a kilometer away to get water to fulfil their daily needs. The entire process takes up hours, eating into their already tight schedule of house work and field work. Their village of 152 households has 18 handpumps standing but only 3 work.

“The underwater pipe is corroded and so there’s no water. We have submitted complaints to the officials twice now. No one has done anything, not even the headman of the village,” says one resident.

Kurban has been working on issues of health, education, rural development and water management in his area for many years now. Now armed with a camera he wants to record video evidences of these problems so that he bring change to his community faster.

Call to Action: Please call the headman, Premchand Damor on 09685817668 and ask him to ensure that the water supply to the handpumps is rectified.

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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