Manipur receives good rainfall and several places in the valley area are considered flood prone and hill areas suffer the problem of flash floods and heavy landslides every monsoon season.
People, including children, stood in long queues every morning and evening to get a bucket or pot of water from the sources available.
On normal days, a private water tanker with the capacity of 2,500 litres reportedly charge Rs 450 per trip. However, the charge has increased to Rs 900 per trip recently.
Water scarcity problem is more acute in the district headquarters (town area), where the population is concentrated and urbanisation is expanding by the year.