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Drinking water brings respite to survivors of Parori Village

Author: Susan Thomas
Posted on: Tuesday, 8th October 2013

As the wave of relief materials turns to a trickle more than three months since the disaster struck, Parori village in Jaunpur block of Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand breathes a sigh of relief with the first surge of clean drinking water that come through pipes laid down thanks to the support from NTT Data, a Japanese software company.

New drinking water pipeline fixed with support from NTT Data

“This is probably the first major support we’ve received apart from the immediate relief of food and clothing,” said Pratima Lekhwar of Parori village, Jaunpur Block, Tehri Garhwal District of the drinking water pipeline restoration project undertaken by ActionAid and implementing partner Uttarakhand Jan Jagriti Sansthan.

“Our children were developing rashes on the skin and suffering from dysentery. The officials who visited us promised that we would be resettled in a safer area and clean drinking water, but there is no clarity still on where and when that would be,” she added. read full blog…

Pratima Lekhwar of Parori village, Jaunpur Block, Tehri Garwal District at the meeting with staff of NTT Data Women and men