Water scarcity: Locals block National Highway in Bolangir

Bolangir: Vehicular movement came to a standstill between Bolangir and Kantabanji as locals staged a road blockade on the national highway (NH) near Belpada protesting water scarcity in Belpada area under Patnagarh subdivision of the district.

Large number of people, including women, blocked the NH and demanded immediate supply of drinking water to all households in the area.

“We have taken up the water scarcity issue with the district administration several times, but to no avail. So we decided to take to the street to press for our demand,” said an agitating woman.