World Water Day: Women Travel Miles For Few Litres of Water

Woman pushes a cart carrying a cistern after filling it from a nearby community water storage tank in Archadrahama village of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Community water storage tank is the only source of water in the area. “We have installed tube wells in our homes and use its water for domestic purposes. For drinking purpose we use the water from this community storage tank,” said one woman. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Locals claimed that the water supply pipes in the area are blocked due to the accumulation of rust and have been dry for more than a decade. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Tail end villages like Haikripora in the south and Archadrahama village in the north are still without water supply pipes. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
According to the residents, no steps have been taken by the administration even after their repeated appeals. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK