Accessing to safe drinking water is a basic right for every citizen but most of the villagers were still unable to get potable drinking water due to lacks of awareness, says Chandel’s ADC member
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the One day Village Level Observation and Launching of National Rural Drinking Water & Sanitation Awareness week held at Kanemram Village Community Hall in Chandel District today, Ksm. Mathew, Member ADC Chandel told that as a citizen of India everyone has the right to access to safe drinking water.
And it is the duty of the government to provide safe food as well as safe drinking water for its citizen, he added.
He further maintained that the government has taken up several schemes including water supply to ensure its citizen stay healthy.
However, due to lack of awareness, most of the villagers were unable to get potable drinking water and still used untreated water from river and stream which is the main causes of illness.
Therefore, we should know our rights and extends co-operation while implementing government’s developmental schemes so that we can get maximum benefits from it, said the ADC Member.
In the technical session of the program organized by District Water & Sanitation Committee (DWSC) Chandel, a demonstration of Field Water Testing Kit (FTK) was also done by K. Ibopishak Singh, Chemist, Central Laboratory PHED Lamphelpat and Y. Basanta, SO, PHE Division, Chandel.