Rajasthan village keeps vigil on water pond

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Kharicharnan/Bikaner (Rajasthan), Apr 17 (ANI): Residents of Kharicharnan village in Rajasthan's Bikaner district are keeping a vigil on a pond, which is the only source of water for them.

They have appointed security guards, who protect the pond round the clock.

"Due to scarcity of water in the pond, village has appointed security guards...and we guard this pond day and night...guard water that no one from some other village takes water from here, so that there is no wastage of water, we have appointed four guards," said Kishanlal, one of the security guards.

"This is all rainwater (in the pond)...and water is distributed amongst the families according to the number of members, by our security guards. And as our village is at a little height, the help from Jal Board is close to zero," said Gopal, Sarpanch (head), Kharicharnan.

Locals said that the pipeline fitted by the government Jal (water) Board does not have water and that they are doing nothing to help them.

However, the Jal Board claimed they are arranging for tankers and water would reach the village soon. (ANI)

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