Kohima, April 7: The Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) and the State police have come forward to rescue the people of the state capital from the woe of water scarcity during the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of Corona virus.
As assured by KMC that it would make efforts towards mitigating the problem of water scarcity till such period the lockdown continues, long queues of denizens with buckets were seen in different colonies of Kohima to collect water.
KMC has started free distribution of 2000 litres of water per day to colonies and wards through its own tanker while also engaging some private water tankers from today.
Nagaland Police tanker has also been roped in to provide water to the denizens.
As per KMC, it would continue the service specially for the daily wage earners and the poorest of the poor in all the colonies and wards, both recognized and unrecognized.
Volunteers have been engaged to streamline that a family gets at least two buckets of water.
Mention may be made here that with the lean season in progress and coupled with the ongoing lockdown, denizens of Kohima, except the VVIPs and VIPs, are facing immense hardship to collect water as not only the PHED water pipes have gone dry but even the perennial water sources within colonies are dried. (Page News Service)