After a decade of dealing with government’s reluctance and incompetence, women in a small village of Bihar, rolled up their sleeves to build a road. Residents of a small village in Bihar’s Banka district had to face severe hardships to commute from one place to another due to lack of proper roads.
A report in The Telegraph says there have been multiple deaths in the remote villages of Nima, Jorarpur and Durgapur in Banka district because of the lack of roads, especially of those who were on their way to the nearest hospital and failed to reach in time.
“It was especially painful during the rainy season,” The Telegraph quotes a resident of Nima, Rekha Devi.
“We could not even get to the block headquarters, hardly 2.5km from our village. Many deaths have occurred – especially of pregnant women – as they could not reach the health centres in time.”
The report further reads that the local authorities tried land acquisition to build roads a few years ago, but protests by landowners made them ditch the idea.
Some 130 women from Nima, Jorarpur and Durgapur joined forces to work from sunrise through sunset to build the roadway before rains hit this season.
In three days, they have already built a two-kilometre-long road.
Praising the commendable work of the women, Banka district magistrate Kundan Kumar has now promised to convert this road into a concrete one.
Well , what do you think on their accomplishment ?