Tag: Water Scarcity

Villagers In Odisha CM's Home District Cry For Water, Threaten Poll Boycott
Villagers In Odisha CM's Home District Cry For Water, Threaten Poll Boycott 

Tears rolled down the wrinkled cheeks of an octogenarian while narrating the villagers’ daily struggle to get a drop of water since decades.

  • Wednesday, 22 December 2021
No Doctors At Madhapur PHC
Unavailability Of Doctors, Water Scarcity Haunt Rural Odisha

Allegations of shortage of doctors and scarcity of water rocked Bhadrak and Banki on Saturday when locals resorted to protest at both the places

  • Saturday, 14 August 2021
Villagers dig canal on their own to irrigate farmland in Nuapada

Khariar: After their repeated pleas fell on deaf ears, the villagers of Balipati under Khariar block of Nuapada district dug up a temporary canal to irrigate their farmland. The move came after the government officials failed to expedite the work on the Sahakata small irrigation project. Without waiting for help from district administration, the villagers […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Women gherao BDO over water scarcity in Tangi

Cuttack: Hundreds of women from Kairapari village under Kotasahi panchayat  gheraoed the Tangi Block development officer(BDO ) inside his office protesting drinking water crisis in the area. According to sources, the ‘Swajaldhara’ water project has stopped functioning while the sole tube-well in the village is also lying defunct for the past four months. As a […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
water problem Odisha
Empty vessels on roads make women’s voices heard demanding water supply

Nayagarh: Come summer and water crisis is back to haunt Narendrapur under Sarankul of Nayagarh district with women of the village staging a demonstration by blocking the road squatting with empty water pots. They were demanding immediate supply of drinking water to all households in the area. Sources said vehicular movement came to a standstill […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Women protest water scarcity, allege government apathy in Bolangir

Bolangir: At a time when several parts of Odisha are witnessing flood fury, the residents of Western Odisha are still facing water crisis. Perturbed over acute water scarcity even in rainy season, the residents of Hatisalpada here took to streets today as a mark of protest against administrative apathy. Scores of women staged road blockade […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Pratap Jena effigy burnt protesting water scarcity in Mahanga

Cuttack/Deogarh: Villagers at Lalitgiri in Mahanga Tehsil of Cuttack district staged a road blockade and burnt effigy of Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena protesting water scarcity in the area today. The villagers alleged that despite sanction of money from MP Baijayant Jay Panda’s MPLAD fund for construction of bore wells, the work has […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Patnagarh Protest
Sans water, electricity for 72 hours, Patnagarh locals take to streets

Bolangir: Vehicular movement in Patnagarh NAC of Bolangir district came to a standstill today as locals burnt tyres and staged agitation on the streets protesting power failure and water scarcity in the area for the past 72 hours. Talking to OTV a local alleged, “We have taken to the streets as we have not received […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Water scarcity
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rairakhol protest
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
rayagada water issue
Rayagada water crisis; govt projects still on papers

Rayagada: At a time when most of the places in the State are already facing water scarcity issue, apathy of the concerned departments to materialise the government projects is worsening the situation. Bhanwari village under Kalyansinghpur block in the district is a home to 12 families of Niyamgiri Dongria Kondh tribal group. They depend on […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Water Scarcity Bhubaneswar
Water scarcity dogs Capital city

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the State is already reeling under water scarcity, waste of water in most parts of the capital city is something that speaks much about the efficacy of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in effective management of water. Such a scene can be evident at Raj Kumar Basti in Satya Nagar of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Water Scarcity
No end to water woes of Jharana Sahi villagers

Bhubaneswar: While the real heat of summer is yet to come, the villagers of Jharana sahi under Badakhamana Panchayat in Mayurbhanj district are already facing acute water scarcity which has made their life miserable. “We walk more than two km everyday to fetch water for our daily chores. We get water from wells, which is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021