“The lengths one must go for drinking water” by Aysha Akter Akhi

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

I went to Noakhali, Laxmipur, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jessore, and Gopalgonj for field surveys for the DECCMA project. I gained so many experiences from this journey. Among them, I can share the place called Amurkata of Paikgacha of the Khulna district. In Amurkata, there is a scarcity of drinking water. This area of six or seven kilometers has no internal transport. People paddle from one part to another. The ground in that the area is high in salinity. There are also very few trees and the weather is quite rough. People often travel three of four kilometers by foot to collect drinking water from a deep well which is placed in “Local Bazaar.” Every day in the morning or evening, they go with one or two jars to collect water. In today’s age, this scenario is shocking to see.
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Name: Aysha Akter Akhi
Education: International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.