Thursday, December 20, 2012

New frontiers of water wars: farmers’ dilemma

 “We are in a difficult water war situation.  The industries took away our land, water and livelihoods.  In return, they have employed a few youth of our area.  Majority still survive on agriculture and water is key for that.  Now, as we have to compete with the industries for the increasingly decreasing water resources, we find ourselves in a typical situation.  So, if we ask the industries not to exploit water, our own children employed there may lose their jobs.  And if their jobs are retained, a large number of farmers will lose their livelihood”…

Lubru Barik, farmer from Talab village

No comments:

Post a Comment