Jagatsinghpur faces tough summer as water level of ponds decreasing

Jagatsinghpur: Some ponds in Jagatsinghpur have already dried up and the water level of some other ponds and water bodies has been reducing drastically, according to reports.
With the temperature in Jagatsinghpur hovering between 31 and 34 degree Celsius, people and animals are set for a tough time ahead.
The district administration would make some announcements to tackle the water scarcity problems every summer, but many of them would not be implemented.
But the Forest Department and the industrial houses here are reportedly siphoning off lakhs of rupees in the name of planting trees, locals alleged.
People’s anger is mounting as neither the district administration nor the industries are taking any measures to reduce pollution.
The demonstration staged by the Paradip Parivesh Suraksha Committee at the regional office of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board February 20 was a reflection of this pent up anger.
Paradip Parivesh Suraksha Committee President Ayaskant Ray said, “The meeting with the Collector is successful.
Same is the fate of ponds near Muchukund Somnath temple and Sarbangasundari temple in ward no -2.
People use the pond at Behera sahi in ward number 18 for various purposes.
Basically, the death rituals are being performed here but the water level of this pond had been reducing drastically.

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