Government data shows that Kathmandu Valley demands 280 million litres of water per day (MLD), but only one third of the demand has been met. Everyday, 220 million litres of water are extracted from the ground. For the past 30 years, people have been told about water that would come from Melamchi, but nothing has been done. To alleviate the problem, KUKL supplies water extracted from the ground. However, basic necessities like food and drinking water are scarce. In order to wash clothes, people gather themselves on the banks of Bagmati River. This water is polluted but the people do not have any other option.
Directed by: Govinda Nepal
Duration: 39 min