Madhya Pradesh- The Chattarpur district in the Bundelkhand region is reeling under water crisis in the wake of scanty or no rain.
The Bachelors in Tehrimariya village say it has become a very tough task for them to marry in to the village with not enough water. As no one is ready to give their daughter by the fear that after marriage they have to walk miles to fetch water for their family.
Mohan Yadav a 32 year old bachelor says that his family is on bride hunt for him for five years but could not find one. Similarly there are nearly 60 men like Mr Yadav who face the same crisis in the village.
Mr Yadav. He wants the government to help. “Solution to the water problem is possible, if government makes a dam,” he said.
The discricts across southern Uttar Pradesh and north Madhya Pradesh is badly hit by an agrarian crisis . After 2014 drought, 2015 was second consecutive year, where there is no rain in the region.
In Teriyamar, almost a dozen wells and borewells as deep as 400 feet have dried up
Chandra Awasthi of Teriyamar village said that.”The well near my house has
dried up. Now I have to walk a kilometre to get water. I go at least four to five times to the well in a day for water, and it is tiring. Because of the water problem, men in the village are not getting brides and that includes my brother in law.”
Tehsildar Bakswaha , Binita Jain said.
“We have identified an area for a stop dam there. Once collector sanctions the
project, land acquisition will happen and we will make the dam, in the next one and a half to two years the water problem will be solved in the Teriyamar village.”
Madhya Pradesh has already declared 60% districts of the state 35 of 51districts as drought-hit. Large part of western Madhya Pradesh, northern MP among other
regions have already been facing severe water crisis.