Amid scorching heat, women risk lives to fetch drinking water from well in Nashik
As Nashik’s Peint village is grappling with a severe water shortage, women are forced to fetch water from well to fulfill their daily needs by risking their lives.
By India Today News Desk: As several parts of the country continue to reel under scorching heat, a village in Maharashtra’s Nashik district is grappling with severe water shortage. Due to the water crisis, women in Nashik’s Peint village are forced to fetch water from the well to fulfill their daily needs by risking their lives.
Earlier, state minister Dadaji Bhuse had said, “Efforts are underway to provide water under the Jal Jeevan mission in several villages in the state. Also, affected villages are being provided with a drinking water supply from a nearby dam,” reported ANI.
In West Bengal, the scorching heatwave has taken a toll on the women of Sahapur village, who have been grappling with a severe water shortage for the past 10 days.
The state saw several protests over the issue.
As many as 50 women took to the streets on Tuesday with empty buckets and utensils to demonstrate against the severe water crisis.
The crisis has also affected locals of Siliguri.
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