Telangana face water problem in tribal areas

Telangana water problem is at a rise especially in tribal areas and untimely unwanted rains are adding to the troubles.The drinking water problem is increasing with soaring temperatures in tribal areas and people are forced to depend on rivulets in Indravelli, Utnoor, Sirikonda, Gadiguda and Narnoor mandals in Adilabad district. Adivasis are shifting to nearby villages where there is less of a drinking water problem. The tragedy is that in some Adivasi gudems, people are drinking polluted unboiled water collected from deserted drinking water wells. Due to this, they are prone to diarrhea and other health problems in summer. In some villages, the borewells are defunct and women are walking long distances to fetch water from streams and rivulets. Officials concerned are not paying much attention to the issue since they are busy in conducting elections.

“We vote in the hope that some political leader or officer will visit our village some day and take care of our problems,” was the reply of Madavi Motilram, the patel or headman of the distantly located Girjai village in the Scheduled Tribe reserved Boath Assembly segment of Adilabad (ST) Lok Sabha constituency when asked about their enthusiasm to exercise their franchise.

The only highlight of the apparently issueless election is that the leaders of all major parties failed to reach out to the voters of far-flung habitations or talk of bad roads, continuing drinking water scarcity or any other basic issue involving people’s day-to-day life. If not for the second-rung leaders, a large number of interior villages would have remained unvisited by the workers of any party.

Officials concerned are not paying much attention to the issue since they are busy in conducting elections and post elections works.