Dhading water scarcity hits displaced families most

- Harihar Singh Rathour, DHADING

May 4, 2016-

Water supply for the earthquake-displaced camps in Dhading Besi, the district headquarters of Dhading, have been cut off by locals as the water scarcity gets worse in the region.

The water pipelines for the quake survivors living in camps at Alchhidanda and Damgade of Dhading Besi were uprooted by the locals after the nearby water sources started drying up. Earthquake survivor Mukhman Tamang said the water taps at Alchhidanda camp stopped giving water five days ago. “The locals took away the water pipe, saying the water source at Pachghare has dropped sharply,” he said. “So we walk a long distance to fetch water these days.” Families living in Damgade camp are also facing the same problem. Harkaman Ghale said only a few families remain in the camp, so the water supply was stopped by some locals. “Many families who used to live in the camp are now living in rented rooms in Dhading Besi. With us few remaining here, they decided to cut off the water supply,” said Ghale. 

Water scarcity in the earthquake-displaced camps have also raised sanitation concerns and risk of health hazards. A local Red Cross representative said the entire district was reeling under water shortage and they were planning to supply water to the camps from alternative sources.

Water scarcity in the camps for earthquake displaced families also raises sanitation concerns and risk of health hazards 

n Water supply for the camp for earthquake displaced families in Alchhidanda was cut off by locals five days ago. POST PHOTO


Published: 04-05-2016 07:57

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