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Nagaland Congress blames PHE Dept for its failure

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Kohima: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has stated that Public Health Engineering Department water supply in Dimapur, Mokokchung and Zunheboto districts are disrupted every year during monsoon.

In a release today, the NPCC Media Cell pointed out that long delays in restoration of water supply from months to years has been the hallmark of the Naga Peoples Front-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government.

Citing an instance, NPCC pointed out that water pipes in Dimapur were damaged on July 16 and in 2011 the same water pipes were damaged and PHED took six months to repair and restore water supply.

Further, NPCC alleged that restorations for the damaged pipes were done on temporary basis by erecting bamboo racks to hold the water pipes.

The NPCC said in Zuheboto town 79 High Pressure pipes have been damaged and that 600 Galvanised Iron pipes of 3 inches laid for supplying water to Zunheboto reservoir from the water sources as Ngozubo and Lizuto villages are missing “during the NPF government regime.”

The NPCC said the reasons for the inordinate delay of restoration was scarcity of water pipes.

It said spare pipes supposed to be kept in PHE stores to meet emergency requirements have “vanished without a trace” and warned that the public of Dimapur, Mokokchung and Zunheboto were not going to remain silent but hold the government responsible.

It also said it was “appalled by the silence of tribal hohos, civil societies and consumers” on the regular disruptions. (UNI)

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