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Water shortage and Sewa Bharathi in Kerala

Source: G. K. Nair, The Hindu, 29 Mar 2010
Drinking water shortage in Kerala, especially in the high and midland areas, has become so acute that the inhabitants have to depend on water supply by private operators. In the Erath Panchayat of Pathanamthitta district, many households are buying water for washing and other purposes at Rs 350 (US$ 7.80) / 1,000 litres while drinking water costs Rs600-800 (US$ 13-US $18) / 1,000 litres. According to Mr Mohan Das, a social activist, neither the government nor the panchayats are supplying drinking water in areas facing severe shortage The Seva Bharathi, he said, is supplying drinking water to households free of cost in the Ayroor Panchayat. He said that lack of summer rains this year, coupled with indiscriminate sand mining had led to a fall in ground water levels. “Ever-increasing human intervention in recent years has changed the physical structure of the rivers Pampa, Manimala and Achankovil in such a way that it might sound their d…

Sewa International and Vanavasi Kalyan Parishad, invite you to VanayathraÂ

Sewa International and Vanavasi Kalyan Parishad, invite you to Vanayathra 
Namaste,

Youth for Sewa is planning a trip to a hostel run by 'Vanavasi Kalyan Parishad' (http://www.vanavasi.org/) coming Sunday 4th April. This hostel is run for Tribal students and is located in Acchampet, a 3 hour drive from Hyderabad. The Hostel is celebrating its annual day on 4th and it would be an ideal opportunity for us to get a glimpse of the work done by VKP and see how our Tribal brethren live in Harmony with nature. Â
 We will reach Acchampet, via Srisailam. This will be a scenic drive and add to the fun. We will leave early morning and come back late on 4th night.

The expected expense for the trip is Rs 1000/-
If you plan to attend this trip, please send your confirmation to shobhit.mathur@... 98666-55762

Please feel free to invite your friends and family.
Last date for registration: 1st AprilÂ