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Tripura to celebrate International World Water Day on March 22: Problem of water scarcity alarmingly growing in rural Tripura: 330 habitations still uncovered for purified potable water sources
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Tripura to celebrate International World Water Day on March 22: Problem of water scarcity alarmingly growing in rural Tripura: 330 habitations still uncovered for purified potable water sources
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AGARTALA, March 21 (TIWN): Stage is all set to celebrate International World Water Day in Tripura. 22 March each year is International World Water Day. It is a mean of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme of 2015 is Sustainable Development.

The first proposal for the establishment of this day was made in 1992 during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). World Water Day was officially assigned to 22 March in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly.

The water consumed to grow India’s cotton exports in 2013 would be enough to supply 85% of the country’s 1.24 billion people with 100 liters of water every day for a year. Meanwhile, more than 100 million people in India do not have access to safe water.

The year 2015 provides an important opportunity to consolidate and build upon the previous World Water Days to highlight water's role in the sustainable development agenda. The worldwide celebration of World Water Day will take place in New Dehli, India.

It is to be mentioned here that the problem of water scarcity is a growing one in the rural Tripura, and the areas under the Dhalai District like Govindabari, Thrcherra, areas under the Longthorai Valley, Jampuijala, Takarjala, Manikpur, Narayansingh Ruazapara and other tribal dominated areas are lacking pure and safe drinking water.

The safe drinking water is still unreached to the rural areas especially in the South, Dhalai district, where the villagers needs to spend their time searching for a clear, safe drinking water moving far from their villages.

The latest statistics shows, as many as 330 habitations of Tripura are still uncovered for purified potable water sources. Obviously, these locations are always prone to the spread of water ­borne of diseases and ever year at least two outbreaks of seasonal gastro infections pre monsoon and post monsoon are reported over the decades.

 

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