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Protest against irregular supply of drinking water

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Up in arms:Residents of K.R. Mohalla staging a protest outside JUSCO office in Mysore on Monday.— PHOTO: M.A.SRIRAM
Up in arms:Residents of K.R. Mohalla staging a protest outside JUSCO office in Mysore on Monday.— PHOTO: M.A.SRIRAM

Residents of several localities in and around K.R. Mohalla staged a protest outside JUSCO (Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Companies Limited) office here on Monday in protest against the irregular supply of drinking water in the last three days. They were led by M.K. Somashekar, former MLA.

Crisis

Vidyaranyapuram, Kalyanagiri, Ramanuja Road, Aravindanagar, and parts of Kuvempunagar have not been supplied drinking water for the last three days. He accused Medical Education Minister and district in-charge S.A. Ramdas of inaction and imperviousness in tackling the drinking water crisis in the city. Residents displayed empty pots to vent their ire against the Mysore City Corporation.

MCC Corporation Commissioner was not granting permission to repair the defunct borewells in the city or sink new ones, Mr. Somashekar alleged.

JUSCO was entrusted with the job of providing 24x7 water supply to the city after the company entered into an agreement with the Government involving Rs. 162 crore. Of this, the company had already received over Rs. 35 lakh, but hardy any progress had been made, he alleged.

MCC corporators, cutting across party lines, had brought out the issue of drinking water crisis at its recent meeting.

It was unfortunate that the seriousness of the issue was not yet understood by the Minister or the corporation officials, he said.

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