Nurpur, April 17
Villagers of the Jagnolli gram panchayat under the Fatehpur subdivision have been facing water scarcity for the past four days.
Sources said the pump set of the drinking water supply scheme developed snag and the IPH department failed to make some standby arrangement for supplying potable water to the villagers.
However, villagers were now consuming water from traditional water sources or hand pumps apprehending consumption of contaminated water.
Residents of the gram panchayat were up in arms against the IPH Department. They said they had faced similar situations in the past due to the faulty pump set.
The residents threatened to hold protest with empty pitchers and utensils against IPH department on Tuesday if piped water supply was not restored on Monday.
Sharda Devi, pradhan of Jagnolli panchayat, said repeated faults in the pump set had become an eyesore to inhabitants. She appealed to the IPH Department to replace the old pump set of the scheme.
Rajesh Thakur, assistant engineer, IPH subdivision, Fatehpur, said the pump set had been repaired and consumers would get proper water supply from Monday. He admitted that the IPH sub division had no standby arrangement of the pump set and department had to repair it for restoring water supply.
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