Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar Public Health Engineer (PHE) Minister on Friday conducted an inspection to check the construction work of the Nongrah Water Supply Scheme (Phase 1) at the Nongthymmai constituency.
Accompanied by UDP leader Dr. Jemino Mawthoh along with engineers and Dorbar, Tongkhar took stock of the area which is facing an acute shortage of drinking water.
Aiming to provide water to around 12 thousand people living in the Nongrah area, this project is initiated with a cost of Rs 5.92 crore, PHE Minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar revealed that the scheme will provide 70 liters per capita per day (LPCD), which is higher to other schemes including Jal Jeevan Mission which allots 55 LPCD.
Speaking to reporters after the inspection, the PHE Minister informed that the scheme will cover 100 percent population of Nongrah, which has been experiencing acute water scarcity for decades.
“Here the type of scheme is we excavate the soil we go deep down to get the water so this is different in comparison to others and I wish this scheme become successful,” the minister said.
“If this scheme is successful, we can replicate the same kind of project for places with no rivers as the source of water. Despite being a dry season, there is water here,” he added.
“Our ex MLA Dr. Jemino Mawtho is the one who initiated this scheme in this village Nongrah, during his time he understood the problem that people are facing due to shortage of water and he proposed this scheme,” he said.
The State Government is committed to provide household water connections to 2.04 lakhs families within 2021-2022 from the centrally sponsored scheme, Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) and this project will help the resident of Nongrah to get water supplies.