Taps Run Dry As Village In Madhya Pradesh Battles Acute Water Crisis

Due to non-availability of drinking water, women of the village walk five km every day through forest road to collect water in Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh.

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Taps Run Dry As Village In Madhya Pradesh Battles Acute Water Crisis

Girls have to walk 5 km to fetch drinking water.


Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh): 

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.

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Women have to travel about 5 km, crossing a forest area, to fetch drinking water.

Due to non-availability of drinking water, women of the village walk five km every day through forest road to collect water, they said.

"The district administration too has ignored our problems for the last three years," locals added.

The village in Tikamgarh town also continues to be deprived of basic facilities such as school, all-weather road and electricity.

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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