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Parched village asks government to construct more reservoirs in Nagaland

Updated: Sep 26, 2016 08:04 IST

Dimapur (Nagaland) [India], Sept 26 (ANI): Thirsty for water, villagers in the Tuli subdivision of Mokokchung district in Nagaland have appealed to the government to build more reservoirs .

The Kangtsung village, which has more than 200 houses and a population of about 1,500, is forced to fetch water from a perennial spring two kilometers down the village.

The village is approximately 200 kilometers from Nagaland capital Dimapur.

The pathway to the spring is slippery, rugged and invested with leeches and fetching water during odd hours for women and children is at risk.

Faced with acute water shortage during dry seasons, an innovative idea came up. The villagers decided to harvest water from a church which stands atop of the village.

Subonenba Longkumer, the director of Community Education Centre Society (CECS), became has beacon of hope for the parched village for building a water reservoir with support of the Hans Foundation.

Kangtsung village's chairman, T Meren Longkumer, wants to have a pumping machine to channelise the water from the spring to the reservoir.

"Now CECS has constructed a reservoir here. I appeal to NGOs and government agencies to install a pumping machine. If it happens, then the water problem in our village would be solved," he said. (ANI)