Villagers demand regular supply of drinking water

The villagers of Amblamogaru staged a protest in front of Amblamogaru gram panchayat on Thursday, demanding the regular water supply to I and II wards in the panchayat limits.

A villager, Kiran who led the protest, said that Paddayigudde, Shalepadpu, Panchayat gudde, Sanna madaka in I and II wards in the panchayat were not receiving drinking water despite the borewell having the pipe connections.

“The person who is in charge of supplying water has failed to supply water to the houses in two wards regularly. Earlier, we used to get water once in three days, but now we are getting water once in six days. Improper supply of water has put villagers into trouble.

There are 180 houses in two wards and the villages are facing acute shortage of drinking water. Water is supplied for only half an hour. The Gram Panchayat should drill additional borewells to mitigate the problem,” the villagers said.

Jayashree, a villager, said that the panchayat was least bothered about the needs of people even when every house is paying Rs 60 as water tax to the panchayat.

DYFI Amblamogaru unit President Ibrahim flayed the panchayat officers, ward members and panchayat president for not visiting the protesters, despite the day long protest.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Panchayat Development Officer Aboobakar clarified that he could not address the protesters due the meeting of PDOs at Mangalore.

“A panchayat meeting will be convened in the presence of the panchayat president and we will sort out the issue at the earliest”.

The panchayat president was out of town.

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