NPP staged one-day protest Dharna today over polluted water supply; Tehsildar, CEO Municipality visits on spot
Udhampur: Panthers Party staged one-day protest dharna over polluted water supply at Kheri Near Jakhani from where all city waste dumped at Tawi River & from that point water is supplied to the whole city. While leading massive protest dharna NPP President & Former MLA Balwant Singh Mankotia cautions concerned department & administration to shift dumping station from Tawi River within One month, Whereas Tehsildar Udhampur & CEO Municipality also visits on the spot & assured protestors to do early redressal of this issue.
Expressing deep anguish over the casual approach of Administration & concerned department, Mankotia said that many times protests, memorandums have been submitted to authorities & even last week all the Councillors of Panthers Party had also submitted memorandum to Deputy Commissioner & President MCU Udhampur to change the place of dumping point but nothing has been done yet in this concern. Mankotia informed that from the beginning of this year NPP started month long door to door awareness campaign which concludes with a massive protest march. He disclosed that from last 4 years all the city waste including the dead bodies of Animals were dumped in Tawi river at Kheri near Jakhani from where the water supplied to the whole city due to which various types of diseases are spreading in which “Thyroid” is spreading in very fast rate in Udhampur, Whereas Udhampur ranked 3rd in the country for polluted water supply which was disclosed in training session for Councillors recently held at Jammu, Mankotia added
Showing deep concern over this issue, Mankotia said that today no vehicle of Municipality allowed dumping waste in Tawi river at Kheri near Jakhani. Mankotia cautioned to shift the dumping point from Tawi river within one month otherwise NPP will be forced to launch strong agitation. Later after the assurance of Tehsildar & CEO MCU on spot, Dharna concludes.
Hundreds of locals including senior leaders, activists also joined dharna.