Akhil Bharatiya Samaj Sewa Sansthan
Harvesting a Dream in Parched Territory
As an old folktale has it, a woman in this god forsaken area would rather prefer safety for the pitcher in which she is carry water instead of the life of her most precious ones. Driving down the parched Bundelkhand belt in the scorching summer, it is obvious that the dark brown land is devoid of greenery and is splattered with the ubiquitous daily struggle for water. Coloured jerry-cam with clear markings placed near hand pumps in a queue testify to the long wait for water. Women and children carrying earthen pitchers filled with water over their heads show how precious water is in this rugged badland known more for starvation deprivation and poverty.