DHENKANAL: Residents of Sadangi and two others villages nearby under Gondia block staged road blockade on Monday protesting water crisis.
They alleged that the officials concerned are yet to repair the RWSS water project in Sadangi that has been lying defunct for more than three months. The project that supplied water to more than 2,000 families of the three villages was rendered defunct due to low ground water level. Although Gondia block administration had deployed water tankers, the supply is far less than demand.
Apparently, the situation in many other villages of the district is the same.
At Mahendrapur village in Gadaila GP, villagers are digging up a pond to address water crisis. All the tubewells in the village have been lying defunct for the last three months due to depletion of ground water. As repeated appeals to the block administration to repair the tubewells yielded no result, villagers decided to dig up a new pond on one acre of land. Work started on April 5 and villagers have contributed `eight lakh for the purpose.