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Parched Nagaland. Parched throats.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 25, 2015 10:39 pm
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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]carcity of potable water in most parts of Nagaland, the sole reason for this sorry figure is due to the abject lack of concern by the people at the helm. As we know measures taken up by the government on issues failed to quench our wish, there is no exception to drinking water scarcity issue. The pertaining authority has been unable to quench our thirst for too long now.
Failing even at this stage by the government to tackle the potable water problem, there is every reason for the hoi polloi to have a feeling of resignation as some 15 years after when the real impact of global warming affects the environment worldwide we can foresee no one to bank on. We know that there has been a very frightening prediction from the United Nations that after 2030 (15 years from now) most parts of the world will experience extremely serious drinking water crisis. In that event the government will have to exert 100 times more efforts than today they do (if any) to address the potable water issue.Sadly, after this prediction from the world body, not to talk of the spade work, we don’t think the government is being even alarmed or alerted by it. The people at the helm continue to remain callous.
They better realize that their chairs cannot save them from the natural catastrophe.
To build a normal structure, say a bridge along a national highway, if the government is to consume five years then think of the duration of preparation the government might need to combat the real impact of global warming (affecting drinking water) which is just 15 years away.
Sleeping over this issue by the government will cost us tremendously. Before we cross the point of no return the people need to pull the alarm bell to wake the sleeping government up.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 25, 2015 10:39:03 pm