Drains to Diseases: Haryana’s Sanitation Struggle

“My kid falls sick so often because of the stagnant water in these open drains. Why isn’t the government doing anything?”
 Asawarpur Resident, Haryana

In our next video, we look at the pertinent open drainage issue which exists in the villages of Haryana. Despite being among the wealthiest villages in India, poor sewage treatment in these areas has led to diseases such as malaria and dengue becoming widespread. While the government continues to promise intervention and medical aid, nothing has been done to close off the drains. How much longer can the villagers live in such conditions before the government decides to step up?


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