The hot, humid & dry season is on in Tripura and the Indigenous people living in villages still have to drink untreated or dirty water. From CPI(M) to BJP Government no one could till now solve the problem of these people.
As a result the residents of Indigenous community living in Tripura are forced to drink dirty water. One such area is Bilai Hum Riang Para of North Gokulnagar ADC Village in Mungiakami block of Teliamura subdivision in Khowai district. The area can be reached by crossing the hilly path of about 17 km from Teliamura town. About 80 families live in the area. The Reang community has been living in the area for decades.
Residents of the Reang community continue to quench their thirst for drinking water by digging holes in the hills. At present, they have to drink untreated water in the dry or rainy season. According to the locals, the area now has electricity after decades hence they are appealing to the present government to make arrangements for pure water supply. But will the demands of these people will be fulfilled? Question still remain unanswered.
Report by Bikram Karamkar, Special Correspondent Tripura