Bid to tap groundwater

MADHYAPUR THIMI: People have begun digging up wells and tubewells to tide over the acute shortage of water in Madhyapur Thimi and Bhaktapur municipalities and adjoining villages in Bhaktapur district. More and more people are digging up wells as the shortage of water has hit all and sundry. This trend has increased after the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited, the body responsible for supplying water in the Kathmandu Valley, failed to supply water as per the demand. New settlements are springing up rapidly in Bhaktapur and further intensifying the water shortage.