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Residents of Dwarka agitate over water

The Times of India News Service

RAJKOT: The residents of Dwarka gheraoed the water supply board office in Dwarka on Saturday and warned that if water crisis in the city was not resolved immediately, a large-scale agitation would be launched against the board, the administration and the government.

The residents were particularly unhappy as a plan to provide water once in four days was announced by the board despite there being sufficient water reserves in the Sani dam.

The Sani dam is the main source of water for the city. As per the current situation, the dam has enough water to supply water to the city through the summer.

It was revealed that water from the dam pipeline was being used in large quantities for agricultural purposes in the Kalyanpur area while the residents have been complaining of undependable water supply from the pipeline for quite some time. The city has to cater to the thousands of tourists and devotees visiting Dwarka. The flow of visitors has increased in view of summer vacation and the city is struggling with its water supply system.

The residents have appealed to the Nagarpalika chief, the leaders of the BJP, members of the water supply board and other political leaders. A telephonic appeal was also made to the MP from the region, Chandresh Patel.

It is believed that certain influential farmers from the Kalyanpur area have tampered with the pipelines and are involved in large- scale water theft for agricultural purposes. The administration has been informed about this several times but no action has been taken. The water supply board had also provided written details of over 300 illegal water connections in the city but no action has been forthcoming.

Ironically, the Kenedy village in the Kalyanpur area with a population of around 4,000 is being provided 6 lakh litres of water everyday, while Dwarka with a population of over 40,000 is currently being supplied just 9 lakh litres of water on alternate days.



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