Village women detain Addl Tehsildar over water issues

Cuttack: Women of Chasanara village in Cuttack district on Sunday detained Additional Tehsildar of Tigiria, Satyaranjan Panda, demanding a permanent solution to water scarcity in their village.

The irate women stopped the vehicle of the Additional Tehsildar by placing steel buckets, vessels on the road and sat around the official for two hours.

Panda told media persons, “The villagers are alleging water scarcity in their locality. While on my way, I found the villagers digging a pond. When I asked them whether they have obtained the required permission, they detained me.”

The Additional Tehsildar further stated he has already informed the BDO and chairman about the issue and they have assured to send water tankers till a permanent solution is worked out.