Staff Reporter

BERHAMPUR: Citizens’ forums of the city alleged that the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), which is incharge of drinking water supply in the city was trying to be monopolistic in its attitude.

They opposed some of the clauses in the affidavit a consumer had to furnish to get a drinking water connection from the PHED.

According to convener of the Ganjam Zilla Bikash Manch, Suresh Kumar Sahu said these clauses were taking away the right of a consumer to complain in case of dissatisfaction.