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Sholay-style protest for water, villagers climb tank in Rajasthan

The villagers alleged that the water supplied to their village, Kismidesar, was contaminated and also that the supply was so poor that water barely trickled in.

jaipur Updated: Jun 24, 2017 20:11 IST
Aparnesh Goswami
Villagers on top of the water tank in Bikaner.
Villagers on top of the water tank in Bikaner.(HT Photo)

Taking inspiration from the iconic film Sholay, a group of disgruntled residents climbed atop a water tank to press for their demand for fresh water supply to their area.

They alleged that the water supplied to their village, Kismidesar, was contaminated and also that the supply was so poor that water barely trickled in.

“This is the ancestral home of area of minister of state for finance Arjun Ram Meghwal. Even then we don’t get water. We have visited and submitted complaints to the authorities concerned. We have also shown them samples of the contaminated water. But there has been no redressal of our grievances,” Pukhraj, a Kismidesar resident, said.

Gangashahar police and Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) officials rushed to the spot after getting information about the protest. PHED officials assured the residents that their problem will be solved within a week.

The villagers came down only after PHED engineers promised that water supply and drainage lines will be separated.