Bangladesh farmers battle water woes

Inter Press Service: Fahima Begum rises each morning at dawn and walks two kilometers to a small pond, the nearest source of fresh water. On her way she passes the rusty old hand-pumped tube well that used to supply water to her village in Bangladesh's arid Barind region until the water table here dropped out of reach. Using a ragtag array of pots, she carries back as much as her frail body will allow, knowing that it will have to last her family all day. Susma Sen, also a resident of the Hamidpur village, in Chapainawabganj......

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