Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A Sure Report
We are proposing a comprehensive multi-faceted and timed approach to this situation that will involve the resources of many organizations and people. We hope that you can be a part of the solution as we move to help those in need and convince the government to do the right thing the attached study can make some visualization to make felt need planning in the rural areas for the long term objectives.
- 12 Tube Wells
- 5 Public tankas
- 1 Personal house tankli
- 60 cows and 150 goats died due to lack of water and fodder.
- The poor growth of bajra crop in the field
- Non availability of drinking water in the village and it is 2-3 km far from village to get water.
- The price of the fodder became so high and the rates are gwar Rs10- Rs12 instead of Rs5-7 per Kg
- Reduced to eat variety of food and vegetables but they are eating with red chilly, salt onion.
- Started to prepare bajra flour at home on daily basis.
- It all happens due to the higher price of the eating materials and their processing.
- 12 govt tube wells are available in the village through which they are supplying water to the other villages but today only one tube well is working which is also supplies water to the near by villages. Which this looks as like a mismanagement of water resource of the government to the locals.
- villagers have not been getting water from last 15 days (except for the women having to walk 2-3 kilometres in the hot sun)
- Water Tankas are empty, cattle drinking troughs are also empty.
- Villagers are forced to purchase fodder at higher prices.
- Villagers have demanded fodder from government for their livestock but their is no provision for goat fodder.
- The government is only providing dry fodders, khejari leaves, dry local plants.
- Handicraft is one of the sources of income for women in the village but they are receiving fewer wages for their work as the local economy changes into survival mode.
- Villagers are not getting benefits of NREGA scheme; it has been stopped for the last two months.
- Open defecation
- Children and women are not getting optimal food, vegetables and water.
- Malaria cases found in the area.
- Diarrhoea cases found in the area.
- Lack of purification or chlorination of drinking water.
- Hygiene is severely reduced such as bathing only every third day..
- Of course, the villagers understand some aspects about global warming.
- During the interview process they expressed their idea about global warming like increase in temp on Earth due to deforestation, misuse of water, personal tube wells in the urban houses, dry berries or “Bawari”.
- Reducing misuse of water such as by cleaning utensils by sand.
- Availability of water tankas and tankli in each house can save water for at least 2 to 3 days per family.
- Use of
(vessel with stick) at home can protect water form the germ infection and can be durable for more days. Dandi Lota
- Recharging of ponds through peoples participation like scientifically recharging of water during the rains and the digging of old dry pond through peoples participation.
- Establishment of fodder bank at village level.
- Monitoring of public water supply system.
- Chlorination of water in tankli.
- Efforts to recharge pond through people’s participation and through NREGA scheme.
- Construction of public sitting facility (shed) through NREGA instead of digging land for the fencing purpose of the field.
- Construction of personal house through NREGA from which the single, disabled, BPL families etc will get proper shelter in the desert area.
- Distribution of cereals, grains, flour, etc instead of wage under NREGA scheme.
- Handicraft work should be included in NREGA work especially for the women those who are involved in handicraft.
- Construction of latrines in the village through NREGA.
 United Nations Development Programme