Suffering from acute water scarcity, 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 2km away from the village. 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. The parched villagers are now seeking intervention from the government.
Hoping for a reservoir
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.
It may be mentioned that despite receiving very high amount of rainfall, Nagaland is known as one of the most water scarce states of India