Villages in Semarang Regency Affected by Drought

"If the locals’ need for water is not fulfilled, the locals have to go to the jungle to take a bath in Tuntang River,” said Head of MRI Semarang Regency Elvan Ardi.

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Agricultural land in Gogodalem Village in Bringin District, Semarang Regency is affected by drought. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SEMARANG REGENCY – A number of villages located in Bringin District in Semarang Regency have experienced drought since early September, including Gogodalem Village.

Head of Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia Semarang Regency Elvan Ardi said that since late August, the villagers have had difficulty finding water. The drought also affects hamlets in Kedung Larang and Wiru villages.

"If the locals’ need for water is not fulfilled, the locals have to go to the jungle to take a bath in Tuntang River. There is a Community-Based Drinking Water and Sanitation Provision Program (Pamsimas) in these hamlets. During the dry season, the water is often not enough for the locals, " said Elvan.[]