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Provide drinking water: villagers

Stating that their livelihood is lost as they have to tap drinking water from other areas, residents of Muruga Tholuvu Harijan Colony in Chennimalai Union urged the district administration to take steps to provide them water on a regular basis.

In a petition, they said that acute water shortage was prevailing in the village for many years. Despite many petitions to officials concernedno steps have been taken so far to resolve the issue.

They said that villagers have to go in search of water from other areas and transport it in bicycles regularly.

It takes over three to five hours for bringing water to their village resulting in villagers unable to go for work, they added.

They said that most of the people were labourers and their livelihood is lost when they go in search for water.

They said that the situation is worse during summer season, as water is not available at nearby areas and they are unable to purchase water from the market too. They urged the administration to take steps to provide drinking water supply to the village.

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