Sarangpur (Bihar), May 10: Facing acute drinking water shortage, villagers in Sarangpur District in Bihar are forced to drink filthy water which they say is unfit even for cleaning purposes. The well with filthy water is the main source of water for around 50 households and they blame the government's apathy for the present state of affairs.
They further point out that frogs are in abundance in the water that they drink. "There is acute water shortage here and we don't have any alternatives," said Virendra Mhamri, a resident.
" We are forced to drink this dirty and smelly water. When the water of this well dries up, we are forced to fetch water from far off villages. Besides, there is a hand pump which is also far away," said Murti Devi, another resident.
Many parts of India suffer severe dry spells and water crisis during the summer months when temperatures soar.