A family expecting a child is a happy occasion. But in Lakkalakatti village in Rona taluk in Gadag district, anyone announcing she is pregnant makes the family shudder. It is time for her to leave the village. The reason being there is no water in the village.
A new baby and a new mother need water for various purposes. Without water they cannot survive. In Lakkalakatti there is scarcity of water even to drink. Bathing a bay and a new mother is a luxury they cannot afford. Hence they send pregnant women out of the village to relative’s houses, reported Kannada Prabha.
Lakkalakatti is a village with 6000 residents. From a year the people are facing acute water scarcity. Water is supplied in tankers and after much fights each family gets only 4 pots of water. The entire family has to manage with that. More over tanker water is not supplied daily. Each locality is supplied water by turns. If the people come to know that tanker will supply water the next day in a area, women old people and children stand in queue with 4 post from the previous day. Hence they dread any woman becoming pregnant or delivering.
Gadag zilla parishat CEO Manjunatha Chowhan said he is unaware of such a situation. Tanker water is being supplied, “let me look into it” he said.