Drinking water crisis to deepen in Panchthar as project stalled

Drinking water crisis to deepen in Panchthar as project stalled.
Residents of these villages were largely hopeful that the under-construction Tamor Lift Drinking Water Project would relieve them of water scarcity.
After discussion, the management team reconsidered Loripa as the best location for water source and consequently recommended constructing road till Loripa diversion.
Around 11 kilometer long road must be constructed to connect Loripa diversion with the road network.
And considering the budget required for constructing the road, some stakeholders are arguing to build the water source reservoir at Lamughat, Lawati said.
“Some are protesting against building the water reservoir at Lamughat, but they have to understand that it’s not possible to built infrastructure at Loripa as it lacks road.
We are in discussion with the stakeholders and look forward to resume the project by taking everyone concerned into confidence,” Chaudhari said.
Despite Chaudhari’s assertion, locals have their own concerns.
Dinanath Ghimire, a Lamughat resident asserted that, “Lamughat is more prone to landslides compared to Loripa.
“We are very much affected by water crisis and fetching water leaves little time to us for doing other things.

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