15 April, Baitadi – Local women of Dasharathchand municipality-6, Sera in Baitadi have materialized their efforts for the protection of water resource. In view of dry season, women have constructed recharge pond in the upstream of water source. Bhagarathi Karki, a local, shared they constructed the recharge pond to protect water source as there was compulsion to consume contaminated water of Mahakali River during the dry season.
Women associated to Nawajyoti Women Empowerment Centre teamed up and constructed the recharge pond for source protection, informed Tara Karki, a local. Women came up with the idea since water sources are drying up due to climate change effects, rampant de-forestation and excessive use of dozers in the name of development.