Video: Water Crisis Forces Maharashtra Villagers To Descend Into Well
New Delhi: Villagers of Koshimpada in Maharashtra’s Nashik are suffering from severe water shortage. The village is without water and residents are forced to go down to the well to fill their tanks.
The shortage of drinking water has affected the villagers greatly. Residents are forced to spend hours every day fetching water from a large well that appears to be running dry. In a video shared by news agency ANI, women can be seen going down to the well and collecting dirty water using plastic tumblers.
After carefully measuring the top of the well, using its crest as a support, women filter the dirty water using sieves before transferring it to earthen pots.
— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2023
Water crisis is caused due to drought, climate change, deforestation, severe lack of rain etc. Due to the drought, the water level in the wells has decreased and due to insufficient rainfall, there has been a problem in the distribution of drinking water. Excessive use of ground water is also responsible for this problem.
Maharashtra Tribal Development Minister Vijaykumar Krishnarao Gavit, who promised to solve the severe water problem in this village, said that a tender has been issued to ensure water connection to every village in the state.
“Every village will have water facility under Jal Jeevan Mission till 2024. Tender for the project has been floated,” Mr Gavit was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Water scarcity in Maharashtra has particularly hit the remote hill villages of Nashik. Apart from Nashik, Raigad and Aurangabad districts have also experienced severe water scarcity.