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Women protestors block road, demand drinking water in Nabin Nagar, Bishalgarh


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, August 03: Residents of Nabin Nagar area in Bishalgarh subdivision took to the streets on Thursday, blocking the Bishalgarh-Dhakabari road with empty jugs in hand to demand access to drinking water. The agitated women’s group, known as “promila bahini,” voiced their frustration over the alleged acute shortage of drinking water persisting for the past three months in the region.

The water crisis arose after the old water pump machine in the area was stopped before the installation of new water pump machines. While the installation of new machines is underway, the residents have been grappling with the scarcity of drinking water for an extended period.

Despite multiple attempts to inform local public representatives about the pressing issue, no concrete actions have been taken to address the problem. This lack of response from the authorities left the residents with no choice but to stage the road blockade as a means of protest.

During the road blockade, the protestors expressed that they were promised a new water line after the old one was cut. However, the promised renewal did not occur, and as a result, the residents have been without a regular water supply for three months. While there was temporary water supply through tankers on one occasion, no further water supply has been arranged since then.

When the matter was brought to the attention of the Panchayat, it allegedly did not receive the required attention, leading to the escalation of the situation. The protestors demanded immediate action to ensure access to drinking water in the area until the new pump machine is fully operational.

Around 30 to 35 families residing in Nabin Nagar area are affected by the water crisis. As the blockade continues, the local authorities are urged to prioritize the resolution of this critical issue, ensuring that the residents receive a steady and uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water.

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