Chattisgarh’s borewells go dry, force villagers to walk 5-6 km for water

Rajnandgaon: As temperatures continue to soar in several parts of India, residents of Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon village have been facing an acute shortage of water
Despite the presence of borewells in the area, villagers have to walk for at least five to six kilometres on a daily basis to fetch water.
The temperature hits at least 42 degrees Celsius during the day which has caused borewell water to dry up.
The matter has been brought to the attention of the authorities. However, the locals are disappointed as no action has been taken in this regard by the higher officials.
Speaking to ANI, a local said, “We do have one or two bore wells but there is no water in them. We have to walk for many kilometres to fetch water from the river. There is no option”.
Many districts in Chhattisgarh are facing water crisis including Gariyaband, Dhamtari, Mahasamund, Durg, Korba, Raigarh, Surguja, and Balrampur.
A similar story plays at Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh town where villagers have to toil several kilometres before getting drinking water, reports NDTV.
Women of the village walk five km every day through forest road to collect water. The schemes launched by both the central and the state governments have failed to reach them.