Women take up cudgels to revive piped water project in Rairakhol

Rairakhol: Normal life was thrown out of gear in Rairakhol of Sambalpur district today due to a 12-hour bandh called by the Maa Lakshmi Pratibeshi Mahila Samiti demanding completion of a piped water supply project.

Shops were shut and vehicular traffic was disrupted due to the dawn-to-dusk bandh in the town.

Residents of Rairakhol and civil society groups have lent their support towards the bandh.

The piped water supply project work, which started five years back to bring Mahanadi river water to the town, has been stalled midway.

Meanwhile, women of Ward number-6 in Bolangir as a mark of protest broke earthen pots in front of the Public Health department Executive Engineer’s office in the town.