Phalsapadar in Sonpeur demands immediate water supply – Odisha Watch

Phalsapadar in Sonpeur demands immediate water supply

Phalsapadar, panchayat Dubula under Tarabha block in Sonepur district is facing severe water crisis. The ladies of the village reached the block office carrying empty bucket and pitcher and demonstrated in front of the BDO office. The village is facing water crisis since February.

The ladies of the villages had already met the local MLA Niranjan Pujhari in presence of the district collector and BDO. They had appealed to solve the water problem of the village.  The local leader Sri Pujahri had promised to supply water by tanker within 7days to the village.

One month has passed but no water by any tanker has been supplied to Phalsapadar village. The women sat in protest demanding supply of water for a long time at the block office.  They submitted a memorandum with 5 demands. In the memorandum it is mentioned that Phalsapadar villager demand immediate supply of water by tanker, supply of water through pipe, digging deep bore well in the village, Excavation of the ponds of the village, and immediate repair of the only bore well in the village.

The demonstrator submitted the memorandum to the Collector through the ABDO Jadav Kishor Karna in the absence of the BDO. The women demonstrator demanded the ABDO that immediate repair of the bore well and supply of water by tanker to Phalsapadar otherwise they will continue their strike. The ABDO talked with the BDO telephonically and promised to supply water from the next day by tanker and repair the bore-well within one hour.

The agitators withdraw the agitation with a threatening that if the promised is not executed then they will block the Tarbha-Charbhati road.

The agitation was led by Pushpa Bhue of Maa Bhabani SHG, and supported by Lata Bag, Pramodini Kheti, Prabhati Pradhan, Tilottama Kheti, Deeparita Bag etc. The agitation was supported by Ramnarayan Bel, Suresh Mahal, Bhabani Panda, Rajkishor Mendli, Santosh Meher, and Balmukund Mishra.

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