Dharamsal Panchayat residents hold protest against water scarcity

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Rajouri: Inhabitants of Dharamsal Panchayat of Rajouri held a protest demonstration against Jal Shakti department on Wednesday decrying water scarcity in their area.

Protesters assembled on the main road in Dharamsal and held a protest demonstration against the staff of the department alleging that the water supply scheme in the area has remained closed for days.

Both the field staff and the supervising officer remained reluctant to do anything for restoration of supply.

They said that the area is rural in nature and people are either dependent on natural water sources or on the water supply scheme of the department. Due to closure of the scheme local population has to walk several kilometres to fetch water from natural wells.

Later SHO Dharamsal Manpreet Singh reached at the spot and pacified the protesters on the assurance from the officers of Jal Shakti Department that their grievance will be resolved.

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