ANDHRA PRADESH

Water scarcity leads to tension in village

Staff Reporter

SANGAREDDY: Tension prevailed at Angaraka (B) village in Narayanakhed mandal when two groups clashed over water distribution. According to sources, the village is having four borewells and one of them was located at Dalit basti dug last year. While yield at other bores went down, there is sufficient water in the borewell at the Dalit basti. Efforts were made to divert water from that area to other parts of the village, which led to tension.

One group was demanding release of water to meet immediate requirements where as the other group prevented diversion of water anticipating severe problem in the summer. Repeated appeals by local public representative did not yield any result.