This Village In Drought-Hit Madhya Pradesh Has A Water Scheme Only On Paper

Village In Drought 2016 Madhya Pradesh India
The village is being supplied drinking water under the Nal Jal Yojana, but that's only on paper.

The only hand pump in Madhya Pradesh’s Kyota village has gone dry. The people now have no choice but to take a treacherous one km route to get water when day temperatures are soaring to 45 degrees.

The village situated on a hillock in Vidisha district is covered under the Nal Jal Yojana, but the pipeline till date has supplied no water.

“We face a lot of problems. Women children fall while taking water uphill. I have to come to get water six times a day. In this heat is difficult for us,” said Sarju Bai, a resident of the Kyota village.

Village Sarpanch Abid Khan told NDTV that five borewells have been dug under Nal Jal Yojana, but all around the same spot which is dry. “When I tell administration to dig somewhere else where there may be better ground water they refuse,” he said.

After the NDTV reported the issue, the administration has assured help.

“I know in Kyota five borewells have been dug but there is very less water in the ground. I think we need to send water tanks, which we will send soon,” said MB Ojha, Collector Vidisha.