New practitioner voice story: Lived reality of the Bagariyas: Barely surviving amidst a water crisis

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New practitioner voice story: Lived reality of the Bagariyas: Barely surviving amidst a water crisis

Hi everyone, 

We're delighted to share this story by Prachi Pal (Evolverance).  Lived reality of the Bagariyas: Barely surviving amidst a water crisis

Home to many nomadic and marginalised communities such as theBagariyas, Kotri village is situated in the Ajmer District in Rajasthan, India. It is a water-scarce area due to declining groundwater resources.

Prachi Pal's story reflects on the severe sanitation and hygiene challenges, especially for Bagariyas women, due to extreme poverty, marginalisation and water-scarcity. Lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities is leading to constant poor health, severe infections and even death. 

Prachi's story shows signs for hope. Manthan Sanstha is a community-based NGO, has been working with the Bagariyas by conducting awareness campaigns and constructing and donating underground water storage tanks.

Read the full story here:  Lived reality of the Bagariyas: Barely surviving amidst a water crisis

If you found it useful or interesting, please do let us know!

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Alice
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Re: New practitioner voice story: Lived reality of the Bagariyas: Barely surviving amidst a water crisis

Thanks Alice for sharing this story. To learn about challenges faced by the people in parts of the country is an eye-opener even for an Indian as we are often bombarded with good stories and lofty promises. Many thanks also to the author for shedding light on impacts of water scarcity on women.

The blog mentions about constructing tanks to make easier access. Curious if they are constructed at household level or community level. Also, given the region is water scarce and water is high in flourides and salts, what is the source of water that is stored in these tanks?

Look forward to hearing from you.

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