While water bodies around Tripura's capital Agartala are fast drying, the state government plans to bring water from a river 70 km away--------

AGARTALA, May 1: The searing heat, coupled with severe shortage of water and power-cut, has affected the normal life in Tripura for the last few days.
Adding to the woes, Agartala Municipal Authority had stopped water supply in a large area of the capital town from yesterday.

Close on the heels of the outbreak of meningitis, the Tripura Government on Thursday sounded a red alert to prevent the outbreak of the deadly swine flu in the State, official sources said here.

The decision was taken at a review meeting that was chaired by Principal Secretary YP Singh on Wednesday night. Two Health directors, Dr SR Debbarma and Dr RK Dhar were also present in the meeting.


Despite efforts to improve healthcare facilities in rural areas, communicable diseases like meningitis, malaria and diarrhoea continue to haunt the tribal hamlets of Tripura.



Detection of meningo cuccal meningitis in two patients in the outskirts of Agartala has caused panic as the disease has already took an epidemic form in hilly terrain of Longthorai Vally in Dhalai district and claimed at least 17 lives as per official record, though unofficial sources puts the figure to 51.

Tripura capital plans to get water from 70 km THE Tripura government plans to transport water to Agartala from the Gumati river, which is 70-km away, through a water conduit. This is to meet the water shortage faced by about 500,000 people in Agartala. But the project has run into controversy. The state government justified the Rs 665 crore project saying Howrah river, the main