Jamshedpur: Letter to PM, Guv for Implementation of Bagbera Water Project

Mail news service

Jamshedpur, February 26: Bagbera Mahanagar Vikas Samiti has sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister and Governor of Jharkhand seeking their intervention in resolving the water crisis facing the people of Bagbera and neighboring areas.

Chairman of the outfit, Subodh Jha, said several demands were raised in the letter, with the supply of piped water to the local people under the Bagbera rural water supply project being the most important.

“We demanded that people in 19 panchayats covering 113 villages receive piped water. We also demanded the laying of a 23 km long pipeline to supply drinking water to the 33 bastis (settlements) of the Bagbera railway area. Our other demands include a judicial inquiry into the scam involving substandard construction in the Bagbera and Chhota Govindpur rural water supply project worth Rs 237 crore and recovery of the embezzled amount from the culprits’ wages and reimbursement of subscriptions paid by the people, including 19 panchayats from Bagbera, Ghaghidih, Kitadih and Parsudih to Jugsalai Nagar Parishad,” Jha said.

Jha said team members will organize a padyatra (walk) to support various demands from Jamshedpur to New Delhi on 21st March.

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