Sri Lanka: Rural Water Projects Depend on Women

Inter Press Service: During the dry season, when dirt roads are cracked from the relentless heat, the sight of women walking miles, balancing pots of water on their heads, is common in rural Sri Lanka. While the men tend to paddy fields, the women are left with the arduous task of collecting water for household use. They account for every drop of water consumed, utilised or wasted -- making them crucial players in rural water projects. Talpothta is a typical agricultural village in Sri Lanka's dry zone, whose life......

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