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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Hamirpur Consumer Forum irked over shortage of potable water

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Hamirpur, August 02, 2014
First Published: 19:23 IST(2/8/2014) | Last Updated: 19:25 IST(2/8/2014)

The district Upbhokta Sangathan (Consumer Forum) has expressed its concern over the constant shortage of drinking water in various parts of the district and the town, in particular, even during the monsoon season.

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Forum's president Susheel Sharma, on Saturday, said it was a matter of great concern that in spite of heavy rainfall, there was shortage of potable water in the district. Irrigation and public health department had failed to fulfill its duties and it was the main and root cause of water shortage.

The department had also failed to provide sewerage connections to the people despite several demands.

“It seems either the town's sewerage scheme is yet to be completed or what is the reason that no new connections are being given to the people of the town,” Sharma alleged.

Meanwhile, he informed that the forum was holding its elections on August 17. Nomination papers for all posts of the forum would be filed between August 5 and 10 and elections would be conducted by two senior members of the forum, Munshi Ram and ID Soni.

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