Aarti Kelkar - Khambete
Kerala, flanked on the west by the Arabian Sea and on the east by the Western Ghats is bestowed with enviable natural resources. It has 44 rivers spanning its lush green landscape and rainfall that averages as high as 3000 mm a year.
Shantabai, a domestic worker in a number of buildings in Pune says, "See didi, nowadays you can find dengue-causing mosquitoes even in posh buildings but people there do not allow Corporation workers to come and spray inside. Even Bollywood actors are being told to take care".
Lack of access to safe drinking water coupled with poor sanitation often causes water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea. Come monsoons, and the situation worsens due to increased flooding and sewage mixing with drinking water sources. Diarrhoea is one of the
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