Cowra cannery collapses under the strain of the drought
Image copyright Alamy Image caption Alwesh Tharoor has expressed concern over the growing numbers of suicides
Image copyright Alamy Imag포항출장안마e caption He told BBC World News that women in his constituency had already lost hope
Image copyright Alamy Image caption His campaign has been supported by the Save Our Cows campaign
Analysis: BBC News, Delhi
It’s a complex story, but as the drought worsened, the villagers in the area turned to suicide and other forms of self-harm.
One of them, the village chief Abdul Qasim, who is the first of the village leaders to speak openly about the drought, told BBC World News: “The village has been in the grip of water scarcity. As we are living in the area, we have started burning our own grass, and we used to use tinder from our house, to light our fire. We have started making our own fire.”
We tried talking to some of them to see if they were willing to come up with a plan to stop the burning – but even after they had told us, no-one was willing to do it themselves.
So when the drought began to take its toll, they decided they would also go on the attack. So many people lost hope in the government, and in the country. People from the community came together to form a collective of about 30 people to try and persuade them to act.
That would be Alwesh Tharoor, an Indian lawyer and activist.
“There is a very deep sense of outrage amongst many among the people of Cottar, who are now facing water scarcity, that no-one seems to be stepping up to help. That in itself is a crisis, not only in 카지노게임사이트terms of the crisis that they’re facing but also in terms of the impact of what is happening now on their lives and families,” Mr Tharoor told the BBC’s World at One programme on Friday.
He added that the villagers had already lost hope, and were now struggling to get money from their own pocket to make a living.
“When we first came here we were given the traditi블랙 잭onal rice seeds which we were also allowed to keep as our own, and when they didn’t produce enough we sold them for a few money. But we just couldn’t do that now,” Mr Tharoor said.
Image copyright BBC/Facebook Image caption Alwesh Tharoor’s campaign started early in November