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Water Woes Hit Reang Hamlet Severely. 

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Amarpur, 26th of May, 2024 : The Reang mountain dwellers of Old Debendra Para adjacent to Doctor Singh Para under Ampinagar block in Gomati Tripura are suffering constantly for drinking water in last many decades. In this blazing hotness villagers are in great inconvenient for drinking water. Due to not having enough drinking water in natural sources in this terrible hotness the indigenous Reang mountaineers are collecting water from very far off places with much difficulties.

Sources said, one DWS project had been installed in nearby Doctor Singh Para but due to not having proper pine line extension water is not reaching to Old Debendra Para. Little pipe line has been extended to that area but became damaged. Villagers are using turbid, germy and even rain water for drinking years after years.

An inhabitant of Old Debendra Para named Malindra Reang said, ” We have appealed many times to the concerned authority to dispose proper drinking water management in our village where 45 families are struggling hard for drinking water in  last many years but no one is giving concentration over our genuine requirement. We have witnessed that in this dry season all natural drinking water sources are going to be dried up gradually. Now villagers have to go far off places to collect drinking water from natural sources. Our poor villagers suffer throughout the years for our daily water requirement. In the other hand, in the rainy season all water sources  turn turbid and unfit due to constant shower of rain and in winter all natural water sources gradually dry up. We are in great trouble for drinking water in all seasons. Election comes and goes, the idealism of govt. administration has been changed long back but the fate of our needy indigenous mountaineers remained unabated till to the date. We are needy, we are deprived, we are forlorn and helpless for ever. No one think over our hardship in our daily life.”

As per the local report, the indigenous people of Old Debendra Para are always dependent on natural water sources as the administrative authority does not give concentration over their sufferings. In this dry season all natural water sources are containing little water and villagers stand in queue to collect water spending much time. Few natural sources  can not fulfil the requirement of water for the villagers. No MLA nor minister feel necessary to visit these poor Reang mountaineers.  Local inhabitants of this village raised allegation over the administration for not taking any solid initiative to solve their critical water problem appearing in every monsoon & dry period decades after decades. These indigenous  habitations are in backward areas, troublesome for communication and that is why they are deprived from government amenities. The administration should find out a proper management to provide pure drinking water to these remote mountaineers immediately. The indigenous mountainous people are in dilemma condition. The innocent mountaineers do not have any alternative water source in their personal house for drinking nor they can create artificial water source for family utility. They are bound to drink dirty germy water from natural stream or rain for surviving and fall in sickness throughout the years. Specially children are the worst victim of this water issue. These tribal families are very poor and they dot have financial status to provide proper treatment to their children also to make them  wholesome nor there is any hospital nearby of their localities on mountain ranges. The tribal children are always suffering from dysentery, diarrhoea and other intestinal diseases for using germy drinking water. Even for the deficiency of water small children can’t take bath also in dry season regularly, said locals.

Due to scarcity of drinking water the villagers are in great unsecured condition. The government should solve the drinking water crisis for these remote areas habitations of Old Debendra Para in a proper way so  that they can have pure drin proper way so  that they can have pure drinking water available in dry season as well as in rainy season throughout the years, demanded the deprived indigenous Reang mountaineers.

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