Villagers in Bihar Battle Groundwater Crisis. Is Anyone Listening?
Video Editor: Deepthi Ramdas
Villages in Bihar are facing an acute groundwater crisis, which is expected to get worse in summers.
Sarpanch of Rupaspur, Dolly said that if the water level from two to three years ago is compared to status now, there is a difference of 60 to 70 feet, and it is only getting worse.
One of the obvious reasons behind this acute shortage is the lack of rain, but there are other reason too.
According to Dharamveer, water wasted in homes earlier used to flow into the fields, thereby recharging the water basin. In nearby villages, ponds and lakes are drying up and water bodies are deteriorating, either through appropriation or development projects like highways.
With lack of groundwater, how do the people of Rupaspur fulfil their water needs?
The villagers are upset that the government has not done enough to ensure that the crisis is resolved.
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