In the heart of Bhopal, an influx of population from neighboring areas seeking employment has led to a stark divide in living conditions. While the middle and upper classes secure decent accommodations, the impoverished find themselves settling in underdeveloped areas like Kolhua, near a contaminated drain by a brickfield. The drain, laden with industrial waste and chemicals, poses a severe threat to the health of migrant workers residing in the vicinity. Compounded by a nearby dump yard, which further contaminates the drain, the community faces dire consequences as their only water source, a hand pump, becomes tainted. This environmental crisis not only affects their drinking water but also jeopardizes their daily hygiene, resulting in widespread health issues, particularly among children. Through this project, we aim to shed light on the urgent need for intervention in the plight of these marginalized workers and their families, illustrating the severe environmental challenges they face daily.
SARC SYMPOSIUM 2023. Mitigation to Adaptation: Navigating Climate Change’s Impact on Public Health.TUFTS University.
Wateraid India exhibition at Delhi, India.