Madhya Pradesh tribals fetch water seeping from rocks

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Pathapur (MP), June 27 (ANI): Tribals of Pathapur village in Chhattarpur district in Madhya Pradesh still quench their thirst with water seeping through the rocks.

Situated in a mountainous terrain, the village does not have a water supply system. The tribals have to walk almost three kilometres everyday to fetch water.

For the women it takes almost a whole day. They have to stand at the rocks awaiting their turn to fill water and wait even more for their pitchers to fill with the water trickling in drops.

"The water here is falling here from the rocks. There are a lot of problems we face. But we have to make some arrangements for drinking and for the cattle. When we don't get water where will the cattle get it? We want that the government helps us is some way. We have to walk almost three kilometres everyday, over the mountains to fetch water," said Vidya Rani, a resident.

The authorities agree that it is an old problem and yet nothing has been done till now. Though a water pipeline has been recently laid.

"It is an old problem, the village is situated on a mountain. There is a hand pump in the village, but during summers it dries up. We have taken the issue seriously and pipelines have been laid to the village. We will soon provide water to the village through the pipeline," said BK Srivastava, executive engineer, Public Health Department.

Meanwhile the wait for these tribals is not yet over. It remains to be seen if the words will be translated into action. (ANI)

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