Jakhau, a village in Gujarat, is one such place where people are suffering from horrid water access. Located in the Kutch district of Gujarat, this village is 15 km away from the Jakhau port where it meets the Arabian Sea. Due to its proximity to the sea, groundwater in Jakhau is often saline and hence not consumable. But the digging of wells is just half of the job. Once these wells are dug, the women from all the households line up waiting for their turn, hoping to fill their pails with water before the well dries out. It might take about three to four hours for some women to wait for their turn and finally fill their pails with water.
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