World Water Day: Cry for water in the south

22nd Mar, 2021

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Safe drinking water a distant dream for 73pc people in five salinity-prone upazilas in Khulna-Satkhira region


Roksana Khatun moves aside dirt and floating leaves from a pond, slowly lowers her earthen pitcher into it and fills it with around 20 litres of water. Collecting the water, she carefully climbs the muddy, steep stairs of the pond and walks around 45 minutes to return home. She holds the heavy pitcher against her waist or on her head the entire time.

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