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New Market colony receives water from area panchayat

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 16, 2020 3:40 pm
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Volunteers distributing water to the residents of New Market colony, Kohima on Tuesday.
Volunteers distributing water to the residents of New Market colony, Kohima on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent 
Kohima, April 15 (EMN): Kohima often faces shortage of water especially during this season every year, and with lockdown being imposed across the country to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, citizens are encountering another hardship as they can’t go out.

The panchayats of New Market colony, Kohima have come to their rescue, distributing 2000 litre of water daily to its residents for more than a week now; in addition to the 6000 litre of water supplied daily by the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) and MLA Keneizhakho Nakhro.

The chairman of New Market area panchayat, Ruokuobizo Nyusou, informed that KMC and Nakhro have been supplying 6000 litres of water daily to the residents of New Market in turns. The Phed department also supplies water to the residents, he said.

Nyusou said that the colony youths were looking after the distribution, giving only two buckets of water to each household. “We are looking into the convenience of the residents and changing the spot of distribution from time to time,” he added.

The volunteers have also been asking the residents to strictly maintain social distancing, saying that those who disobey the rules would not be given water.

The KMC had issued a notice on April 6 that they would be distributing water free of cost to all the colonies.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 16, 2020 3:40:38 pm