Jharbari Residents Face Drinking Water Scarcity In Kokrajhar


KOKRAJHAR, JUN 1: Citizens from greater  Jharbari area along the Indo-Bhutan border in Kokrajhar district are facing acute drinking water scarcities due to drying out of all well waters since few months ago which led the residents to lead the life under miserable situation.

Even though, this season is rainy and summer season, yet wells in the area area getting naturally dry which has been creating scarcities of acute drinking waters.

Peoples from the area have to rendered hard labour while carrying waters to lead their daily leading life.

Peoples from greater Jharbari area’s several villages including Old Auguri, Genduguri, Kalashi, Kashibari etc have expressed their resented for not getting acute drinking water since few months following waters drying up along the deep wells in the area.

In today’s day, waters are found in wells at the deep far nearly 70-90 feets which is difficult to carry waters.

The drying up of waters on deep wells was come info light following Kokrajhar East LAC MLA Lawrence Islary visited at the area on Sunday and immediately officials from Public Health Engineering (PHE) rushed the area on Monday.

Local peoples alleged that the PHE department constructed a pipe water supply scheme at the Old Auguri few years ago, but couldn’t rendered it’s services towards water distribution.

“The PHE department never think for the welfare of the peoples and accordingly didn’t paying attention”, locals said.

PHE executive engineer Kokrajhar, Jogananda Nath said that his department is taking initiative to extend services for the common masses in the area. He said that his department couldn’t continue it’s water distribution due to fund crisis in the area as over Rs.6 lakhs is getting pending along the oil depots in Kokrajhar for the purchasing of diesel.

Local peoples demanded early solutions of drinking water scarcities in the area with strict step from the state government and BTC administration.

” We are getting several hardships while leading normal life as acute drinking waters are not getting available following drying up of waters in deep wells”, locals said.