Water crisis in Gorkha school

- SUDIP KAINI, GORKHA

Jan 16, 2016-

Manakamana Deaf Residential School at Taksar in Gorkha Municipality has been carrying drinking water via vehicles from the Daraudi river, as water sources in the nearby area have dried up.

The school has been using tractors and trucks on a daily basis to bring water from the river which is 10 kilometres from the school.

Anil Amgai, headmaster of the school, said water sources have dried up since the devastating earthquake and that the school has been left with no option than to fetch water from the river. "We are using medicines to treat the water that we bring from the river to make it fit for drinking,” he said. 

Locals also said they have no any other option than to bringing water from the river for drinking purpose. Construction of a water project in the village has been obstructed for a long time due to disputes. The project construction was stalled after locals of Bakrang vandalised a water tank and destroyed pipeline following disputes between villagers over using water sources of Dipling. Local Rudra Magar said locals are reeling under acute shortage of water in Taksar area due to the delay in project construction. 

Narayan Prasad Acharya, chief of Division Office of Drinking Water, however, said the project construction has resumed after problems were resolved. "The villagers have agreed to provide water after discussions," Acharya said.

The project aims to distribute water to 331 households of wards number 8 and 9 of Gorkha Municipality within two years. 

Published: 16-01-2016 08:42

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