Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan (food, clothing, shelter), a famous Bollywood classic film, echoed a lot of the country’s problems in the 1960s and 1970s. In the last several years, this has changed to “bijli, sadak, pani” (power, roads, water).
In the summer months, water-related problems such as lack of water supply, dependence on private water tankers, and unsafe drinking water intensify.
In Gujarat’s Surendranagar district, a minor canal was constructed at Nanagoria Village six years ago. Yet, in all these years, as ndtvnews.blog s ground report found out, there was hardly any water released into the canal by the government, adding to farmers’ woes.