The scarcity of potable water in various parts of Udalguri
has raised many eyebrows, particularly in the Udalguri Legislative Assembly Constituency, which is represented by State Public Health Engineering, Co-operation Minister Rihon Daimari.
of Sopon Gaon in Udalguri district have been facing acute shortage of potable drinking water since the Dhansiri Valley-3 water supply project under Tangla PHE division has been lying defunct for the last more than a week.
The helpless villagers’ plea for restoring the project went to the deaf ears of the PHE officials owing to which the people have to fetch water from water bodies like river and pond in the area.
It was finally at the clarion call of the village headman, the personnel of 61 Bn Sasathra Seema Bal(SSB) have come forward to the rescue of the villagers.
The troops of the 61 Bn SSB carried water tankers from door to door to provide the much-needed succour to the delight of villagers on Sunday.
The people of the village fetched water in buckets and water pots and expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the SSB personnel for their humanitarian service.
The inefficiency of the Tangla PHE officials to restore the water supply project has been largely resented by the villagers. The locals have exhorted the minister concerned and their MLA, Rihon Daimari, to restore the water supply project at the earliest.