1,000 WORDS

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT - BY VIKAS CHOUD­HARY

PARCHED Res­i­dents of Ba­jad vil­lage in Haryana's Me­wat district are con­struct­ing a tank to end their water woes. Once the tank is ready, they will get a water tanker to fill it. While the tank will cost them be­tween ` 25,000 and ` 30,000, fill­ing it up will cost them an ad­di­tional ` 2,000. This is a huge ex­pense for the res­i­dents, most of whom live be­low the poverty line. Be­cause of acute water short­age in Me­wat, a water mafia has sprung up in the re­gion, adding to the mis­eries of the in­hab­i­tants.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.