Jamshedpur : Mango residents under the banner of Mango Vikas Samity (a social outfit) has demanded better water connections under Mango water project. Vijay Tiwary senior functionary of the samity said that administration and the government to ensure that all these irregularities are corrected. He handed over a memorandum to special officer of MNAC. The residents also staged demonstration.
The Mango Notified Area Committee, (MNAC) which acts as a municipal body to oversee the day-to-day municipal requirements of about 1.80 lakh population is concerned over the plight of its residents but says it is helpless.
�We do understand the fact that this summer is going to be very bothering for us but drinking water and sanitation department will have take care of this matter,� said official of MNAC.
Although, the drinking water department has got the nod from the government for setting deep borewells in the Mango area but the department apprehend the entire exercise would take weeks to get through.
The population of Mango is about two lakh and people depend on ground water and tube wells. But the process of urbanisation decreased recharge and increased withdrawal of ground water. Moreover, a huge amount of ground water is pumped out for residential, industrial and commercial use. Similar is the situation at Jugsalai, Pursidih, Karandih and Kitadih.
Local residents said that supply of extra water is necessary in Mango and other areas owing to the increasing demand and although the construction of water pipe line has began-it will be completed only by next year.