Monday, April 15, 2024

Shillong faces shortage of drinking water


Share post:


By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, Feb 28: In what may be perceived as suffering, there is a huge shortage of drinking water to be supplied to Shillong, due to which the PHE department is unable to meet the demand.
Official sources on Wednesday said that there is a shortage of of 11.84 million litres per day (MLD) to meet the daily need of drinking water in Shillong.
The total amount of drinking water needed daily for those areas covered under Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS) — Phase I and Phase II — is 51.30 MLD.
“The total amount of drinking water supplied in Shillong city from GSWSS Phase I and Phase II is 26 MLD,” sources said.
The PHE department is hoping to meet the shortfall in the supply of daily drinking water on completion of GSWSS Phase III.
It may be mentioned that VPP’s Mawlai MLA, Brightstarwell Marbaniang in the Assembly on Tuesday had questioned the non-completion of the GSWSS Phase-III project, which began in 2008.  “It has taken almost 16 years for the government and till date this important project is yet to see the light of the day,” he said.
The VPP MLA also mentioned that Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, during his budget presentation, had informed the House that the government is initiating several schemes for the New Shillong Township worth over Rs 1,000 crore.


Related articles

KKR’s Salt, Starc prove too hot for Lucknow Super Giants

Kolkata, April 14: Opening batter Phil Salt’s magnificent 89 not out complemented pacer Mitchell Starc’s brilliant bowling show...

Reservation Policy-na VPP-ni jingjengatanichi maming namgniko man·ja: NPP

SHILLONG: 1972 bilsini State Reservation Policy-ko Voice of the People’s Party (VPP)-ni jegale jingjengatanichi maming namgnirangkon ra·bana man·jaha...

National Nuggets

VHP leader shot dead in Nangal RUPNAGAR, April 14: A local Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader was shot dead...

Army successfully conducts field trials of anti-tank guided missile system

NEW DELHI, April 14: The Indian Army has successfully carried out field trials of indigenously-developed man-portable anti-tank guided...