Joydevpur Tapu, West Bengal
‘I am Sabitri Barman, wife of Rabindra Barman. I live at Rydak river lake called Joydevpur Tapu. This village is sick and underdeveloped. Maximum people are illiterate.They are all daily labour – they lead their family by labouring. For the time being, most of the people of Joydevpur Tapu working in different states as a daily labour. Now we are very happy for this new water source. It means less time is spent in water collection and our health improves.’
This project was undertaken as part of our campaign of projects that actively reduce carbon emissions. This project helped the community save their much needed wood which was previously being burnt daily to boil water. This project has also eliminated the many thousands of hours previously spent on walking to collect water.