Types and Sources of Drinking Water: A Case Study of Lungleng Village, Mizoram

Types and Sources of Drinking Water: A Case Study of Lungleng Village, Mizoram

ABSTRACT

Water supply is one of the most important problem faced by the rural people in Mizoram. Lungleng village is also no exception in this regard. Everyday water is needed for drinking, cooking and other domestic purpose is used to collect from the nearby streams and other water sources. Sources of water supply in Lungleng village can be broadly classified into three types, namely; public-piped water points, village spring sources and rain water harvesting. Among the water sources as mentioned above; public-piped water points and village spring sources constitute major sources of water supply in rural areas. Inspite of several efforts done by the Government for providing adequate water supply like construction of impounding reservoir and pumping of water from nearby streams and rivers till today Lunleng village faces acute and perpetual water supply. Especially during summer months when the water sources become dry men and women would queue for several hours to collect a few buckets water. The present paper is an attempt to study the details of water sources and associate problems in Lungleng village.

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