The month of February to April is a dry season for the Khasi Jaintia Hills District, this is the time of the year that people in many place have to walk miles to collect water or to wash their linen. In the past people of Puriang village particularly young boys and girls has to walk a distance and wait for a long time to collect water from the few drinking water wells in the village.
After certain person has collected water in his container, the next in the queue has to wait many hours for the water well to replenish for him to be able to collect water. In the process young boys and girls studies suffers because they have to spend good many hours collecting water for kitchen use.
However this has change now, people can now collect water from water tap near their homes. Even in dry season young people no longer have to walk to water well and wait on a queue for hour’s together jus for a bucket of water. Thanks to the three days Community Capacity Building programme sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax Virginia (UUCF), the community was able to pressurize their local leaders including the MLA and the PHE department to complete the construction of the village water supply.
Puriang is now receiving a regular water supply on the community water tap present in many part of the village.
On the 15 of March UUPCC 2012 Pilgrimage to the Khasi Jaintia Hills also visited the Unitarian Church and Unitarian Secondary School, Puriang on the way to Nartiang and Jowai.
UUPCC 2012 Pilgrimage to the Khasi Jaintia Hills also visited the Unitarian Church and Unitarian Secondary School, Puriang on the way to Nartiang and Jowai.