| |

Hi Craxers,


This week we will face a challenge of sharing the best self written short horror stories.


Challenge Starts Sunday, May 24 and ends Saturday, May 30


Participate now and get a chance to win the 'Storyteller' Medal & Karma.


Click below for details.

A week of Short Horror Story challenge


 Forgot password?
View: 168|Reply: 0
Collapse the left

[Articles & News] Sight of people fighting over water sends plumbers on to India's streets.

 Close [Copy link]
Post time: 9-10-2019 11:29:44 Posted From Mobile Phone
| Show all posts |Read mode

With the country’s major cities set to run out of groundwater in 2020, volunteers are helping to conserve precious supplies.
Indian plumber Dibakar Das, who works with water conservationist Aabid Surti, during his rounds in
Mumbai. The initiative aims to repair plumbing problems for free. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty
▼ Drenched in perspiration on a muggy Sunday afternoon in New Delhi, Ashia Saifi climbs up and down the stairs of apartment buildings, ringing on doorbells and asking if residents have any leaking taps they want fixed.
Sometimes, the door is slammed shut in her face. People are scared of intruders and strangers, even though Saifi sports a little white cap that’s the emblem of the Aam Aadmi party (Common Man), or AAP, which rules the Indian capital.
But other times, she, and the plumber accompanying her, are invited in, and they check for leaks in bathrooms and kitchens.
Saifi and the plumber, Mohammed Nazim, are part of a water saving campaign launched by AAP leader Somnath Bharti in his constituency of Malviya Nagar. Bharti was inspired by Aabid Surti, a former cartoonist and writer, who offers the same  serviceto homes in Mumbai.
Bharti says it was the sight of “people fighting over water, people crying over water” in slum areas of New Delhi, where residents rely on tankers to deliver water, that galvanised him into action.
“We use WhatsApp to organise our volunteers who go whenever they have time – during weekdays or weekends. It’s serving a dual purpose. The team of volunteers and a plumber fix the leaks but also make people aware of the need to save water if the city is to be spared the dire predictions of experts,” says Bharti.
A reportlast year by the government-run thinktank NITI Aayog predicted that 21 major cities in India are poised to (▪ ▪ ▪)

Please, continue reading this article here: Source

Use magic Report

You have to log in before you can reply Login | Join

Points Rules

Mobile|Dark room|CraxMe UA-106553710-1

28-5-2020 09:05 PM GMT+5.5

Powered by Discuz! X3

Release 20130801, © 2001-2020 Comsenz Inc.

MultiLingual version, Rev. 259, © 2009-2020 codersclub.org

Quick Reply To Top Return to the list