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‘Without water, adapting to changing lifestyle not possible’

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 06, 2019 12:32 am
Sharingain Longkumer, fourth from right, along with community members at the inauguration of a water pump project, on October 5 at Ungma in Mokokchung.

Our Correspondent
Mokokchung, Oct. 5 (EMN): Expressing serious concern about changing weather conditions around the world and water scarcity issues globally, the deputy speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Sharingain Longkumer has called for efforts to conserve water. He said during an event in Mokokchung that without water people will not be able to adapt to the new, changing lifestyles of the times.
The deputy speaker inaugurated the Songkongkangyong water pump project at Aolijen in Ungma village, located 18 kilometre from Mokokchung town.

Longkumer said, ‘We may adapt to a lifestyle without fossil fuels and its by-products but we can never adapt a life without water.’ He spoke about the importance of water and said that it is time people look at the global water scarcity issue with concern. He urged the people to preserve and use the stream but not let the source of the water there disappear.

Acknowledging that the water pump project was a vision plan of late advisor Imtikumzuk to provide drinking water to the people, Longkumer said he had learned a valuable lesson here that he would try to bring development to the people focusing on core sectors of the public health engineering, public works and agriculture and allied sectors.

The water pump project was an initiative of residents of Aolijen ward in collaboration with the department of Public Health Engineering division of Mokokchung.

The water is pumped into a tank that is located on top of a small hill from Songkongkangyong, from a small stream covering a distance of about two kilometre. The tank is about 30,000 litres and will help in distributing water to almost 200 households in Aolijen ward of Ungma.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 06, 2019 12:32:24 am