A family in south-east India is facing the prospect of a difficult decision after the Indian Government shut down their BNL (Bolton Limited) water pump last month.
The family’s water pump broke down and the family’s cattle went without water for months, forcing them to sell the farm.
Bolting on for months at the pump, they have struggled to make ends meet.
But on Thursday, the government announced that they had been able to resume deliveries to the community’s remaining residents.
According to reports, the local government has been providing water for the community for three months now.
However, the family has no plans to resume supplying the community with water and instead they have decided to start selling their cows, which they own, on the market.
“We have bought five cows from the community and sold them in the market,” said Anil Patel, the father of a four-year-old calf.
The community has been receiving water for two months now, but they have no plans of stopping, he said.
“They have to work, and they will not be able to work.
We have been in business for two years, and we have not been able get any work done.”
The government has promised to provide drinking water to the village by April 15, but Patel said the government has not made any commitment to ensure that residents can go back to their farms.
“I don’t know how the government can guarantee the community will be able go back,” he said, adding that he does not believe the government would be able guarantee that the community can continue to sell their cows.
The situation has been particularly hard for the Patel family, who rely on cattle for their livelihood.
The Patel family owns the farm on the border of Odisha and Bihar, but the water pump is located near their home.
“My father sells his cattle and we sell them on the roadside, on an auction site, to get money to buy more cows,” said Patel.
“I am sure that the government will be trying to do something to help us out.”
The family has been supplying water to residents for two weeks now.
But Patel said that even if they can get their cattle back to the market, he will not give up on the cows.
“When we started selling our cows, we did not know when we would get our money.
I had no idea,” he added.