KATHMANDU, July 21: Ncell has extended support to three communities of Syanja district to access water through clean water pumping technology.
According to Ncell, the project has strengthened the livelihoods of 75 families of Eladi, Dipka and Thuladi villages of Syanga district by enabling them to access water for multiple purposes in the village itself and providing households with opportunities to make extra income by growing high-value vegetables using drip irrigation. Through this project, Ncell has helped each community to install a Hydraulic Ram Pump (Hydram) at the base of the hill, build storage tanks on the hilltops and develop water distribution channels and tap stands to provide water directly to the whole community.
“Communities are the owners of the system, they have been provided with trainings for commercial farming and micro-enterprises, linked with supply chain, and also equipped with tools for better management of the system. All in all, the project aims to demonstrate how new technology can be adopted in sustainable way for poverty reduction,” Milan Sharma, corporate communication expert of Ncell, said in the statement.