It's been three years since the villagers of Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh town got drinking water in their village. The acute drinking water crisis has forced the villagers to travel for almost five km every day to fetch water for their daily needs.
The village, nearly 250 km from Bhopal, has a population of 3,000 people and mostly comprise farm labourers or traders.
The schemes launched by both the Central and the State governments have failed to reach the villagers despite several attempts and complaints.
"We have to walk till Uttar Pradesh border to get water. Our children can't go to school as all their time goes in fetching water," locals told ANI.
"The district administration too has ignored our problems for the last three years," locals added.
Acute water shortage has also hit Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, around 300 km from Bhubaneswar, and women have to travel to far off places.
The area has been facing acute drinking water crisis for the last few days. While the wells in the localities have gone dry, the stand posts also do not provide water, locals had told news agency ANI.
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