Guntur dist in grip of severe water crisis

Guntur dist in grip of severe water crisis.
Ads by Kiosked Guntur: Communist Party of India leaders staged dharna at Guntur Municipal Corporation office on Monday demanding the officials take steps to solve drinking water problem.
Addressing the dharna, the CPI state assistant secretary Muppalla Nageswara Rao said that residents of Macherla, Repalle, Bapatla, and Palnadu region are facing severe drinking water problem before onset of summer.
He said residents of over two hundred villages in the district are crying for drinking water.
He said the government has released Rs.12.60crore for Guntur district to solve drinking water problem and added that this amount is not enough to solve drinking water problem.
He said that drinking water tanks have dried in the district and groundwater tables fell to a record level due to deficit rainfall and high temperature.
He urged the officials to solve drinking water problem.Communist Party of India, district secretary Jangala Ajay Kumar demanded the GMC officials to lay drinking water pipelines to Pragathinagar and Chandra Rajeswara Rao Nagar and supply sufficient drinking water.
He warned that if the GMC did not take steps to solve drinking water problem, they would intensify their agitation.
Later, Muppalla Nageswara Rao and Jangala Ajay Kumar submitted a memorandum to GMC commissioner S.Nagalaskhmi to solve drinking water problem.
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