As the effects of climate change the southwest costal people are suffering different problems included scarcity of safe drinking water. In order to meet up the emergency need of the drinking water in Panchim Durgabati and Purba Durgabati villages of Burigoalini union of Shyamnagar upazila under Satkhira district. The river embankment was breached on March 31, 2021 and the area was inundated due to high tide. People in the flooded areas were suffering from serious scarcity of drinking water. At such an emergency time, a non-governmental development organization LEDARS distributed drinking water in the vulnerable people of the affected areas by its own funds from 04 April to 17 April for total 14 days under the financial support of Bread for the World.
The drinking water was distributed among the victims at two spots of Burigoalini union such as Pachim Durgabati and Purba Durgabati. The event ware inaugurated by Bhabatosh Kumar Mondal, Chairman, 9 no Burigoalini Union and Dalim Kumar Gharami, Member, Zila Parishad Pashcim Durgabati and Purba Durgabati respectively. Mr. Bhabatosh Kumar Mandal, Chairman, 9th Burigoalini Union said that “it has become very difficult for the people of the area to collect drinking water as the embankment has broken”. The stakeholder and participants thanked LEDARS for supplying drinking water to the affected areas. About 197 people received the safe drinking water from this initiative. Kalpana Mandal, a victim of Panchim Durgabati village said that “there were two drinking water ponds in the village but the water of the ponds became polluted and salty due to the river banks erosion. At this moment, I would like to thank LEDARS for distributing drinking water to reduce our sufferings”