Dawa Yangchan, at an age of 55, washing clothes with her grand daughter Punam near the opening of a pipeline of fresh water in Kaza. The temperature goes down to -11˚C every morning, so the home water pipes are no longer functional.

The extreme weather condition and the lack of infrastructure for the winters, is a challenge for the administration. The locals are left with no other option then to wash clothes in the open.

Dawa Yangchan,  age 55 and her grand daughter Punam washing clothes in the stream between Old and New Kaza. After the indoor pipelines freeze in the winters, the locals of Spiti use the public pipelines for washing clothes and drinking.

Dawa Yangchan, age 55 and her grand daughter Punam washing clothes in the stream between Old and New Kaza. After the indoor pipelines freeze in the winters, the locals of Spiti use the public pipelines for washing clothes and drinking.

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