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Water scarcity hits hard
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Water scarcity hits hard
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Agartala, March 26 (TIWN): The metrological department, Agartala has predicted rainfall in the entire State is unlikely in the next couple of days.Wave of water scarcity and rush for water sources have become a visible activity in many parts of the district.

However, the most disheartening matter remains the helplessness of the State Government to reach out to the people with a solution. People rely on water hand pumps and local streams installed in few villages.
Reports from different parts of the District have confirmed the alarming sight of decreasing water sources. Sources from  Gandacherra, Longtarai Valley, Kanchanpur, Hezamara  has stated that, water scarcity has become the main problem.It is also reported that  Gomati  river, Howrah  river and other water streams are drying up fast which have been not witnessed in previous years.

Meanwhile  tankers pressed into service to take water in  some affected tribal   hamlets. Officials stated that most of the affected areas are situated in North Tripura and Dhalai districts. Some cases of water borne diseases have been reported from these districts.

Eruption of enteric disease and diarrhea are most common during dry spell in remote tribal localities. Drinking of contaminated water from the streams due to drying up of regular water sources have led to diseases resulting in casualties every year. DWS officers are constantly monitoring the situation and  directed to  take  appropriate measures. 

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