Dirty Drinking Water, No Water Supply? Share Your #PaniKiPareshani
Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan (food, clothing, shelter), a famous Bollywood classic film, echoed a lot of the country’s problems in the 1960s and 1970s. In the last several years, this has changed to "bijli, sadak, pani" (power, roads, water).
Through The Quint’s My Report, several citizen journalists have shed light on these issues in their respective cities.
In Haryana’s Nuh, for example, The Quint’s ground report found that the only source of water in Bhadas village are water tankers. A single trip by private tanker costs around Rs 1,000 and every household is dependent on three tankers every month.
In Gujarat’s Surendranagar district, a minor canal was constructed at Nanagoria Village six years ago. Yet, in all these years, as The Quint’s ground report found out, there was hardly any water released into the canal by the government, adding to farmers’ woes.
Similarly, in Bihar, villages are facing an acute groundwater crisis. Citizen journalist Niraj Sahai reported for The Quint in March that ponds and lakes in Rupaspur were drying up and water bodies deteriorating, either through appropriation or development projects like highways.
Citizen journalist TR Madhavan from Telangana reported on a long-standing problem of lack of a metered water connection in his locality in Hyderabad, increasing their dependence on private players.
Are you also facing similar problems this summer? Share with us your water woes! Shoot a video, click a photo, and WhatsApp it to us at 9999008335.
Each one of you has a story to tell. With The Quint’s My Report, you can report on the issues that matter to you.
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