Odishatv Bureau

Nayagarh: Come summer and water crisis is back to haunt Narendrapur under Sarankul of Nayagarh district with women of the village staging a demonstration by blocking the road squatting with empty water pots. They were demanding immediate supply of drinking water to all households in the area.

Sources said vehicular movement came to a standstill between Nayagarh and Odagaon after a group of women kept their pots and buckets on the road as a mark of protest.

As per the allegations of these women, a contractor engaged in the road construction work here, undertaken by the Works Department, broke the water pipeline channeling water to all households. They alleged the water supply has completely stopped due to the breakage and further complained that even after repeated requests none paid heed to them.

Meanwhile, police and Water Supply Inspector rushed to the spot to pacify the agitating women and later held discussions with them following which they withdrew the road blockade, sources added.

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