The prevailing water scarcity in Rajasthan's Parasrampura village is leading the residents to lock their water containers to prevent theft.
Tankers do supply water to these people but only once in every 10 days -- causing an acute water shortage.
Faced with such shortage and an unstable supply of drinking water, people steal water from others.
To prevent theft and people of the village have started keeping their water containers -- just like one would do with their gold and silver.
"In our village, there is water scarcity. Hence we keep our water locked in containers. We get supplied water once in every ten days; so we have to use the same water for ten days. We value it the same as silver or gold," Laali Devi told ANI.
Another resident, Gyarsi Devi said, "If we do not lock our water, someone else takes it. If we finish the water what would our children drink?"
Acknowledging the water crisis in the region, District Collector Rajendra Bhatt said, "In Parasrampura village, we have learned that water is being supplied once a week. The village is adopted by Hindustan Zinc because of being near to their mining area. I have spoken to their senior officer and they have promised that water will be supplied at a difference of 48 or 72 hours."
He assured the issue would be resolved soon.
(With inputs from ANI)