Changes in the Behavioral Practices
Providing potable drinking water to all has been one of the development agenda of government since couple of last plan periods. It is a matter of fact that safe drinking water can prevent many water borne diseases and contribute immensely to the good health and good economy of the community and the nation at large. However, due to lack of real people’s participation and good governance all development programmes including the provision of safe drinking water gets marred and people are left at the mercy of their destiny. But time is changing; the awareness amongst people is growing because of several initiatives taken by the government and non government organisations. People are trying to assert their entitlements and are waking up the lethargic system. A small intervention of restoring the tube well for drinking water at Shantinagar village is a testimony to this.
Small intervention can make for a big impact. This particular case of restoring one tube well in the village Shantinagar has made wider impact on the issues relating to people’s entitlements and the power of collective action and advocacy. Needless to mention the catalytic role played by NGO LSS has been the most critical to the entire initiative.