One water tap for 50 houses in Baglung

काठमाण्डु टुडे २०७० मंसिर १२ गते ४:४३ मा प्रकाशित

Baglung, Nov. 27: Normally, a town is declared into a municipality when it meets all the requirements, including the amenities like drinking water, roads, schools and other infrastructures.

However, the locals of a settlement in Baglung Municipality in the district are still facing shortage of drinking water even after 16 years of their village declared a municipality. People of an entire settlement at Ward No. 7 of the municipality have been facing acute shortage of drinking water for so many years.

Fifty houses in the village share a single water tap, that also in the rainy season only. The rest of the year, the tap goes dry and the people of this settlement, a part of the Baglung Municipality, have to walk for hours to the nearest source to fetch drinking water.

“We have knocked on the doors of the Municipality Office for years asking for construction of a drinking water project in our area, but all that has fallen on deaf ears, ” said Kumar Biswakarma, a local leader.

Biswakarma rues that Ward No. 7 of the municipality has to face this problem despite its proximity to the district headquarters and being a part of the municipality. This settlement is populated mostly by the people of the Dalit community. RSS

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