Twenty two thousand families hit by drought in Vavuniya
[TamilNet, Sunday, 22 August 2004, 07:49 GMT]
Severe drought and scarcity of drinking water has affected 22,806 families in the Vavuniya district, relief officials said Sunday. Most water reservoirs have dried up. A few which retain water are drying up fast, according to them.
Vavuniya Government Agent, K. Ganesh, Saturday convened an emergency meeting to address the drought and water crisis in Vavuniya.
Hundred and seventy thousand rupees (1700 USD) has been allocated for distrubting drinking water, officials said.
Twenty water tanks would be provided to facilitate the water distribution, they said.