KADAPA: Demanding permanent solution to the drinking water problem of the denizens of Kadapa city, a massive dharna was staged in front of Collectorate here on Monday.
The dharna which was organised by CPI where hundreds of women with empty pots participated. They raised slogans against the water works department for not supplying drinking water regularly.
CPI district secretary while addressing the agitators said that the city is facing severe water crisis for the last 25 days and the district administration was failed in resolving the problem. The municipal corporation is supplying salty water in several areas of the town, which is posing serious health hazards to the denizens. In the earlier days the people of the city were getting drinking water from Pennar, Gandi and Lingampalle water works, but, as the water in the Pennar river was completely dried up there was no supply of water from there, he said.
The people are facing severe drinking water problem as the water works department is supplying drinking water once in a week, he said. He demanded the government to restore Somasila Back Water Scheme immediately to solve the water problem permanently. He also demanded to construct a dam at Gandi and Lingampalle limits for resolving the water crisis in the city. Later the CPI leaders submitted a representation to the district collector KV Ramana. CPI leaders G Chandra, N Venkata Siva, KC Badulla also were participated.