Women take to streets for water, power

Women take to streets for water, power

Women from Koornahosahalli stage a protest in front of Bescom office in Malur on Monday, demanding regular supply of power and drinking water. DH photo

Women from Koornahosahalli village staged a protest in front of the electricity supply company office in Malur on Monday.

Armed with empty pots, symbolic of their demand for water, the women gathered in front of the Bescom office in the town.

Addressing the protesters, Gram Panchayat member Ramaswamy said for the past two months supply of drinking water was disrupted to the village with about 15,000 population.

‘Powerless borewells’

 Though borewells in the village could suffice their need for water, due to irregular power supply, they couldn’t pump the water, he alleged.

The protesters demanded that the Bescom install four lines from Kempanahalli to the village under Nirantara Jyoti scheme to ensure regular supply to the village.

Assistant Engineer of Bescom persuaded the residents of the village stating that power supply would be restored within a couple of days.

Gram Panchayat  member Ravindra, residents Jayamma, Nagamma, Ramakka, Lakshmamma, Gangappa, Ramakrishnappa, Shiva, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike taluk unit general secretary S M Raju, convenor Jagadish, Chakanahalli Nagaraj, K G Ambarish and Narayanashetty were among those who staged the protest.