Maharashtra: Woman rows 18 km daily to attend to tribal babi
Nashik: Taking on the mighty Narmada river is certainly not for the faint-hearted. But 27-year-old Relu Vasave, an anganwadi worker, has seen the river flow by her village all her life. So when the coronavirus fear kept a group of tribals from coming to her anganwadi by boat for their food and medical check-ups, she decided to go to them.
With road access poor, the only way to reach the hamlets is by boat and a return trip is all of 18km. But that did not deter Relu. The dainty woman borrowed a small boat from a local fisherman to travel to the hamlets, Aligat and Dadar, so that the 25 newborn and malnourished children, and seven pregnant women did not lose out on proper nutrition. Since April, she has been going by boat five days a week to check on the tribals.
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