Impact Story: Handpump Repaired in Tati Village
By Shanti Baraik
In April 2015, I made a video on the issue of access to water in Kamdara block’s Tati village which comes under Rampur panchayat. The hand pump had been broken for 6 months. All the sources of water accessible to the community were dirty or not working at all. I decided to tackle the issue and got the community together to file an application to the Block Development Officer.
The local women’s group participated and wrote an application to the district drinking water & sanitation department. We took the application and the video to the authorities. 5 days after the video was screened and the application was submitted, engineers were sent down to fix the handpumps in the area.