Rural Water Supply Scheme Lossing and Dikling Villages Pakyong, Sikkim

The residents, of Lossing and Dikling Villages situated adjacent to upcoming airport at Pakyong, were previously drawing drinking water from nearby local spring water sources which now falls under the boundary of AAI. Other sources in these villages are not perennial and dry out during the winter season. Due to these reasons the residents were facing the acute shortage of drinking water.   AAI under corporate social responsibility initiatives came forward to solve the problem of drinking water in these villages through Rural Water Supply Scheme.

This scheme is designed to cater drinking water for a population of 2400 people, Dikling Sr. Secondary School and Monastery for a period of 30 years with an estimated cost of Rs. 39.90Lacs.   Three different spring water resources identified namely a. Shajbotey source, b. Bhandari source and c.Uttishey source to cater the need by gravity flow. Water from these resources supplied through Reservoirs, Head work and Water distribution tanks.

 

  The rural water supply project were also inaugurated on 29th October 2010. This water supply includes three water tanks of 10,000 Lt. capacity, five tanks of 5,000 Lt. capacity and two tanks of 2,000 lt. capacity. This project will solve the problem potable water supply of these villages, situated on the Airport boundary to a significant extent.