Coupons compulsory to fetch water in Gorkha

GORKHA: With the beginning of the summer season, people are facing a  severe shortage of drinking water across the country. And, Gorkha is not an exception.

The water sources have gone dry resulting in shortage of the basic human need. Meanwhile, locals in the district headquarters are being forced to resort to the coupon system to better manage water distribution system of late.

That means, consumers have to show their coupons to fill their buckets and vessels with water on daily.

The Baraha Drinking Water Users' Committee distributed coupons for house owners and tenants to fill water in the area. The Committee has arranged to supply water since 4:00 am to 12:00 pm every day and locals are forced to show their coupons to fetch water.

There are 500 households in the settlement which are dependent on the same water source. Each house with cattle can fill three buckets full of water while the households who do not own cattle get only two buckets of water.

Over 100 of water sources have dried up in the district and people are facing difficulties to meet their daily drinking water needs.