Water woes: Cuttack, Belpahar residents stage protest

Cuttack/Jharsuguda: Residents of Ward-48 here staged a dharna in front of the office of the Public Health Department (PHD) executive engineer today protesting water crisis.

Shouting slogans the protesters demanded immediate supply of drinking water in their locality.

In a similar incident, the residents of Ward-2 and 11 of Belpahar block in Jharsuguda district staged a road blockade on the national highway (NH)-49 protesting scarcity of drinking water in their area. As a result, vehicular traffic on the Raipur-Chandikhol road was disrupted for a while.