Ramechhap parched in monsoon

- TIKA PRASAD BHATTA, RAMECHHAP

Aug 9, 2016-

There is a drinking water scarcity in several parts of Ramechhap due to low rainfall in the district this monsoon.Water sources have dried up in many villages which has forced people to walk a long distance every day to fetch just a potful of water, said Ramdas Waiba, of Rampur VDC. 

He added that a majority of water sources in Rampur and neighbouring VDCs had dried up after the devastating earthquake of April 2015.

The villagers were expecting that this year’s monsoon would fill the water sources, but the district did not get enough rain this year.

“We had never faced such situation before,” said Uddhav Prasad Ghimire, of Ramechhap Municipality. The water scarcity has also hit Bhaluwajor, Bhirpani, Pakarbas, Majhuwa, Rakathum, Sukajor, Sunarpani, Manthali, Bhatauli, Gelu and Khaniyapani. Parshuram Khatri, of Bhirpani, said they could not water their farm because of low rainfall this year. “Local streams are almost dry. Our crops could die without water,” he said.

Lok Bahadur Chaulagain  at Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office, said they were planning to pump out water from Tamakoshi River and distribute it to the villages.

Published: 09-08-2016 11:46

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