Tuesday, April 12, 2016
BALANGIR CONG WOMEN ACTIVISTS STAGE DEMO Tuesday, 12 April 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
BALANGIR CONG WOMEN ACTIVISTS STAGE DEMO
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Members of the Congress women unit of Balangir district unit led by its president Renuka Patra staged a demonstration in front of the Collector’s office here on Monday demanding solution to the water crisis in the district.
The women activists broke earthen pitchers as a mark of protest. “Women are most vulnerable to the water crisis in the district. They have to fetch water for the entire family. They face a lot of difficulties for this,” said president Patra.
Later, they submitted a six-point charter of demands to Additional District Magistrate Ashok Naik. The demands include immediate repair of tube well in rural area, renovation of pond, digging of deep bore well, supply of drinking water to villages through tankers and water supply to Balangir and other towns for minimum four hours a day.
The activists later threatened to stage agitation in coming days unless the administration takes proper steps within a month to solve the water issues.