Jamshedpur: Hundreds of women of Patamada block reached the block office on Saturday with utensils to fetch water to their households. They organized a demonstration to protest against the ongoing water crisis in the block. They asked the block officials concerned to provide them water. They said a large population of Patamada depended on a single hand-pump.
The agitators said the situation had become worse in Patamada Basti where all hand-pumps had become defunct. Notwithstanding the water woes of the people, the government officials concerned have failed to take note of the problem in time. The only well in the village has now become incapable of yielding any water.