Assam: Access to safe drinking water still a pipe dream for people of Bisuram Para

The people of Bisuram Para in Hailakandi district of Assam have no access to safe drinking water even after 72 years of independence.



It has been 72 years of independence, but still there are many places in the country which are yet to be developed . Bisuram Para in Hailakandi district of Assam is one such place here people still don’t get clean water to drink.

The people of Bisuram Para under Gharmura-Bagcherra Gaon Panchayat in South Hailakandi Development Block have no access to safe drinking water even after 72 years of independence.

Located in a remote part of the district and inhabited mostly by the Reang community, the fruits of development are yet to percolate down to ground zero.

Feeling incensed by the problems confronting the community, leading citizen Shivram Reang on behalf of the residents of Bisuram Para, dashed off a letter to Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan urging him to take steps to solve the drinking water problem by sanctioning a water supply scheme. “We are living in a very interior zone that where government facility have never (been) implemented so far till date.

The main big problem that we are facing is that we have no pure drinking water. Using such impure water may lead us to various critical diseases,” said Reang, urging Khan to use his good offices to sanction a water supply scheme for the inhabitants of Bisuram Para.

Following directive from Deputy Commissioner Khan, Superintending Engineer, Public Health Engineering, Nuruzzaman Choudhury assured that the department would make a survey of the area immediately and submit plan and estimate along with DPR to Dispur for sanctioning of a piped water supply scheme.

As a short term measure, Choudhury said the department would explore ways to provide drinking water facility through installation of hand pumps and ring wells.

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