Locals block road with empty vessels in Koraput

Koraput: Palpable tension prevailed at Dashmantpur area in the district after locals staged a unique protest by placing empty vessels on the road alleging drinking water crisis in the area.

Vehicular movement came to a grinding halt between Koraput to Dashmantpur on account of the protest.

As per reports, a drinking water project was launched few months ago to resolve the water scarcity woes afflicting the area.

However, after few days of its commencement, the water project stopped functioning following which the locals had to face acute water scarcity once again.

“Even as we approached the local administration for repair work of the drinking water facility, they didn’t pay any heed to our complaints forcing us to hit the streets,” a local resident said.

After being informed about the incident, the local Tehsildar and BDO arrived at the spot and assured the protesters to resolve the issue soon. Following the intervention of the administrative officials, the locals withdrew the protest.