LALMONIRHAT, Jan 17: For supplying pure drinking water among villagers, 15 free deep tube-wells have been set up at eight villages in Aditmari upazila of the district. Muslim Aid UK, the international charitable and development organisation, has implemented the project under "Dig A Well Project".
The eight villages are Saptibari, Sarpukur, Naigortari, Sarolkhan, Chawratari, Khamarpara, Kholahati and Kalmati under two unions Saptibari and Sarpukur of Aditmari upazila.
Locals at Sarolkhan village said, before the implementation of the project, people didn't get pure drinking water with their normal tube-wells. They used to collect pure-drinking water from nearby villages, they said.
"As we had no ability to set up deep tube-well by our own expenditure, so Muslim Aid Bangladesh accomplished it in our village after our appeal," said villager Ramjan Ali at Kalmati village. "Now all the 120 villagers in our village collect drinking water from the new tube-wells," said Naber Ali of Kholahati village.
Local tube-well mechanic Aminul Islam of Saptibari village said, due to underground water fall local people did not get pure drinking water from normal tube-wells but now they are getting the water from those new tube-wells, he said.
Jahedul Islam, Lalmonirhat branch manager of Muslim Aid UK said the organisation spent Tk 9,000 for setting up each tube-well.