DHORPATAN (Bagalung), Jan 20: Gandaki province is to construct recharge ponds to protect water sources in the high hilly areas of Baglung Municipality. The initiative is being carried out through the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment.

BHAIRAHAWA, July 8: With natural water sources drying up in many parts of Tarai, people are worried that they might have to struggle with drinking water shortages in the days ahead. Tube wells, taps, boring wells and ponds, which in the past have been reliable drinking water sources are drying up fast, they say.