Schools in Ilam reeling under water shortage

Published On: February 25, 2017 11:21 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Ilam, Feb 25: Students of the local schools in the southern rim of Ilam district have been reeling under drinking water shortage as the dry season has set in. Since the water sources in the VDCs as Chulachuli, Danabari, Mahamai, Sakphara and Bajho among others are drying up gradually, the schools in the area are also facing drinking water shortage. 

While some students bring along water bottle from their home, a lot of students travel to the nearest village to quench their thirst, shared Khemraj Limbu, teacher of the Kankai Secondary School. 

Limbu said that the teaching learning activities have been affected as the students who go to the nearest village for water often arrive late and the teachers have to wait longer to run the classes. 

The water sources are drying up rapidly due to excessive deforestation and lack of forest conservation, informed Limbu adding that although a drinking water project was constructed with the assistance from the Asian Development Bank in the locality some two decades ago, water runs on only in 10 of the total 422 taps installed under the project.RSS 

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