DHENKANAL: There is drinking water scarcity in various parts of Dhenkanal. Even as some areas have access to piped water supply system of RWSS, it fails to work many times due to low voltage.
There is no tube-well in Gobardhanpur village under Gondia block as a result of which, people have to plod to other villages to fetch water for day-to-day needs. They have urged in vain the authorities concerned for a tube-well.
In Mahapada, the piped water supply project has been affected by low voltage. The transformer in this village too has gone kaput. Joranda, Bainsia, Mahapada and Banasingh villages face similar fate.
At Mathakoragala and Kamgara villages, women plod to the nearby Brahmani river for water. At many villages, ponds have dried up.
A water project proposal worth ` 30 crore, aimed at meeting the water needs of the district, was sent to the Central Government for approval two years back. “It is, however, yet to be approved,” said PHED assistant engineer M Mohanty.
The officials of both PHED and RWSS admitted to water crisis arising out of voltage problems.