Motor Pump Solves Drought Problem

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

 

This month I reminded people about health and hygiene. Some families like to buy vegetables from the market rather than growing them on their own. I talked to two such families about the difference between conventional vegetables which they eat and organic ones. They were motivated and now grow organic vegetables in their kitchen garden!

 

Most of the villagers have received their latrine rooms from the government. They are too small, congested, and the pit capacity is very limited. Such pits, which are built in lower ground, overflow in the rainy season. Due to this, people like to go outside to relieve themselves. I have been telling them about the advantages of using the toilet, as well as motivating them to build their own deeper and larger toilet rooms.

 

Apart from this, most of the people are worried about the lack of rain this year. The groundbreaking process for irrigation was supposed to be completed in June, but due to the drought, it’s not even finished in August. Seeing the situation, we provided some funds to help them buy a motor pump to extract water from the river. They are very excited and have formed a Water Committee to oversee this. They will charge every individual who uses it a share of the electric bill. 

 

Thank you,

 

Babujan 

GHNI TCD Worker

 

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