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Forum to tackle crisis

Hazaribagh, Feb. 28: Where the administration has failed, the public has scored.

The residents of Hazaribagh have joined hands to float an association, Jan Adhikar Manch, to address water crisis here.

Social worker Rajesh Ranjan, one of the main brains behind the manch, said the district authorities had so far failed to take any step to address the issue.

“After the water level went down at Charwa dam, the lone reservoir catering to 3.5 lakh people of the town, officials as well as the people’s representatives just paid lip service. The administration had received Rs 1.91 crore for digging five hand pumps in each of the 32 wards. But we have reports that most of these pumps have gone dry,” Ranjan said.

As its first initiative, the association has decided to take out a rally on March 5 to make the people aware about the problem and highlight the failures of the people’s representatives as well as the district administration.

The protesters will gather at Chhath Talab at 10am, from where they will walk to the deputy commissioner’s office requesting him to take steps to ensure proper supply of water.

He said they were going from door to door and distributing pamphlets to encourage the people to form a sub-committee. “So far, we have received Rs 700 as donation. We are trying to collect more funds for organising the rally,” he added.

Another activist, Shekhar Roy, said the situation in Hazaribagh was alarming. He expressed unhappiness over the failure of the state government in ensuring basic facilities to the people. “It is hard to pass each day without water. God only knows what will happen in the coming months if the officials continue to maintain a negligent attitude,” he added.

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