‘I got my husband back because of liquor ban in Bihar’A resident of Patna’s Buddha Colony, Shehnaz Khatun, says she is really happy that her husband has quit alcohol following the ban. The couple has four children. Shehnaz says that their eldest daughter, who is 18 years old, was very disturbed by her father’s drinking. “Because of her father’s alcoholism, her health had deteriorated and her study was also getting affected,” Shehnaz reveals. Read full story here.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Impact Story: Tonki Village on the road to developmentForty kilometres away from the national capital of the country is Tonki village in Sonipat district. A three-kilometre long pucca road may finally bring development to the hamlet and ease its struggle against lack of basic facilities. Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board has approved the construction of the road between Khurmpur and Tonki after our correspondent Sunil Chhikara raised the issue in a report dated March 18. The proposal to allot funds to the tune of Rs 95 lakh has been sent to the government. Read the story here.Water woes continue in rural CuttackThe heat wave has worsened water woes of people living in several villages of 14 blocks in Cuttack district. People residing in Athagarh, Banki, Baranga, Cuttack Sadar, Damapada, Narasighpur, Salepur, Mahanga, Nischintakoili, Kantapada, Tangi-Choudwar, Niali,Tigiria and Badamba blocks are now facing acute drinking water shortage.Read more here. To make toilets usable, this NGO will adopt 1,760 municipal schools in DelhiUnder the project, ‘Delhi School Adarsh Toilet Mission 2016-19’, NGO Sampurna is planning to walk one step at a time towards its goal. This project which will be launched on May 10 at Constitution Club. Along with the launch of the project, ‘Shauchalya Swachhta’ app will be launched. Through the app, students can complain about unclean toilets in their school. Read full story here.10 minutes: That’s how long Mumbra’s Charnipada has running waterResidents of Charnipada in Kausa get water supply for 10 minutes at 3 am on Mondays and Tuesdays. This is the only water they can rely on for the rest of the week​. While some have enough water to drink, others are not even able to get that much. Read more here.


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