Guwahati, April 15, 2019
An acute water crisis is what this village located in Assam is dealing with even after 72 years of the country achieving independence.
Semkhor village situated in Maibong Tehsil of Dima Hasao district has been facing water crisis and to make their ends meet they collect water that drips from the mountains in pits.
The villagers are of the view that governments come and go but their problems related to water remain the same. The people residing in the village collect water from the mountains and drink it for years now and they hope one day their problem ends.
“To fetch drinking water the villagers also have to travel a distance of 100 km every day which is quite hazardous. We heard the Narendra Modi led government had constructed toilets but from where will we get water. We don’t even get water to take a bath,” said a local, as quoted by NDTV.
As per the 2011 census, availability of drinking water in Assam homes is 55 per cent, near the premises is 27 per cent, and away from the household premises is 19 per cent.