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Dry season leads water scarcity in villages across Tripura : State Govt turns blind eye, Minister busy with ADC poll campaigns
Dry season leads water scarcity in villages across Tripura : State Govt turns blind eye, Minister busy with ADC poll campaigns

AGARTALA, April 2 (TIWN): An acute scarcity of water has hit Deoracherra, Muraibari ADC village and hilly areas of Hiracherra Panchayat disrupting economic and social activities of workers and the inhabitants. Drilling the bottom of tilla land, residents of hilly regions spends days and night to collect water.

However, the concerned administration is allegedly not taking any initiative over the solution of water crisis. Resentment brewed among the people regarding such activities. The inhabitants face the acute shortage of water every year during drought. The water facility that provides water for the people has broken down and has been remaining unrepaired. Hence, the inhabitants now have to depend solely on the dirty water of brook for drinking, cooking, sanitation and other necessary works.

Owing to inadequate supply of water, people are forced to queue at the brook point for long periods just to fetch water. Deoracherra, Muraibari, Chetlang, Kalaigiri, Depacherra and other villages are the worst sufferers. The villages are located at a distance of 14 km from city at the foothill of Unakoti.

Furthermore, the villagers alleged that during assembly election the political parties always assure of solving the problems, but after the election they play no role over the solution of problems, the Ministers and leaders never gets time to go to the villages and overlooks every promises that they makes.

However, it worthy to be mentioned here that recently the DWS Minister Ratan Bhowmik said that As of now the hilly state has 8132 hamlets while as many as 4000 plus hamlets are fully covered with permanent water sources till the date while around 4000 villages or hamlets are partially covered by water sources. B h o w m i k further said the A D B p r o j e c t (drinking water) is scheduled to be completed by another one and half month. Once the project is completed, drinking water supply will be ensured in the city’s eastern part.

Even as the Left Front government is in the power for the 22 years, around 50 percent hamlets are yet to fully-covered with the permanent water sources, according to official figures.


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