Client / Financial Support: Royal Netherlands Embassy and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre Duration: 31 mins
RNE proposes to take further the issues discussed in our earlier documentaries on the political – economy of water in India by exploring gender issues related to water and its effect on home based economic activities and poverty alleviation. This in turn leads to the vicious cycle of no water, no work, no food and hence migration to slums in towns and cities. This is critically important in our documentation of the “collateral” damage associated with the mismanagement of water. The film focuses on case studies based in and around urban Bhuj in Kutch where the poor are dependant on water for their small scale home based economic activities but a sub standard water supply has a detrimental impact on their income.