Drought in Northern and Eastern provinces: The challenge is to find drinking water

Drought in Northern and Eastern provinces: The challenge is to find drinking water

Drought in Northern and Eastern provinces: The challenge is to find drinking water

Written by Staff Writer

18 Jun, 2019 | 1:59 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The prevailing dry weather condition has severely affected over 440,000 people in the country. The drought has affected the residents in the Northern and Eastern Provinces severely.

Although several regions including the Western province receive intermittent rainfalls, the Northern and Eastern are yearning for a spell of rain. Over 190,260 people in the Northern province and 152,936 people in the Eastern province are desperate for water. As the wells and tanks in the areas have dried up, their biggest challenge is to find water for consumption.

It was also reported that a large number of people in the North Western, Central and the North Central Provinces have been affected by the dry weather.

 

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