Temporary wells to resolve drinking water issue in NWP

Seven hundred temporary wells will be made available in the North Western Province this week to address the issue of drinking water of the regional people.

The Provincial Agricultural Ministry granted permission to dig wells in dried up tanks under the project. Youth clubs, Past Pupils’ Societies and Farmer Organizations will participate in the project.

The Kurunegala Disaster Management Centre confirmed that about 163,656 members of 48,797 families in the Kurunegala district have no drinking water at present. Puttalam District Secretary N.H.M. Chitrananda said thousands of people in the Puttalam District undergo a severe water shortage. The affected families are provided with food items for free by the Government at a cost of Rs. 250 million, District Secretary said. 

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