Jamshedpur, July 27: In the absence of deputy commissioner Amit Kumar, Panchayat representatives on Wednesday met ADC Sunil Kumar and showed their support towards the installation of water filtration plant at suburban Bagbera locality of the city.
On the occasion they informed the ADC that villagers and public representatives of 112 villagers who will be benefited from the water filtration project are in support of the same.
Panchayat representatives told ADC that people who protested on Tuesday were brought from other places and are not the beneficiaries of the project.
They said that water filtration project work should not stop at any cost.
After several years the water filtration project is being hit on the ground, the panchayat representatives demanded to speed up the work. On the occasion ADC said that the project will not stop at any cost as the state government and state government have given strict orders.
Sunil Kumar said that those who try to disrupt the project will have face action. The panchayat representatives who went to meet the DC included Zila Parishad vice chairman Rajkumar Singh, Zila Parishad member Kishore Yadav, Sunit Shah, Jamshedpur block’s Afzal Akhtar, South Karandih mukhiya cum president of Mukhiya association Saraswati Tudu, Ward members association president SUnil Kumar, along with panchayat samiti members, ward members in large numbers were present.
Significantly, more than 5,000 tribals, including women on Tuesday staged a massive demonstration in front of East Singhbhum deputy commissioner’s office to stop construction of water filtration plant at Giddi as the place on which the project is being set up is a Jahersthan ( a sacred place for tribal) and also a burial ground.
Under the banner of Majhi Pargana Mahal the tribal’s were demanding the district administration to stop construction of water filtration plant.
At the end of the over three-hour-long demonstration, a delegation of the protestors met the DC, Amit Kumar and handed him over a memorandum. Krishna Hansda, national spokesman of Adivasi Mahasabha, said that they have appraised DC about the issues concerning tribal’s.