BERHAMPUR: When it comes to water scarcity, women are the worst hit. Women of Talaadasingh, a small village under Gosani block of Gajapati district, spend most of their time walking several kilometres to collect drinking water.
The village is home to 200 persons of 40 families. It has four tubewells, but two of them are defunct. The other two ooze out water, which is not fit for consumption. Ward member of the village, G Saraswati, said the water from tubewells is used for domestic purpose. Ponds and open wells have dried up and women are forced to walk for three km to Badagaon village to fetch water from an open well. They are also buying water at `30 per jar. Gosani BDO PM Kanungo said defunct tubewells are being repaired.