Uttarakhand News

Bhenti and Majiyadi Villages of U’khand facing major water crisis from past 3 years

Bhenti and Majiyadi, the two bijou hamlets of Uttarakhand are facing severe problems due to acute drinking water crisis that has been hitting them hard for the past three years. As a result, the inhabitants of Bhenti and Majiyadi are forced to walk 2 km on foot each day to fetch water from Kandar village. Even after filing a complaint in this regard to the Water Department, the officials are not paying any heed to this matter. The Department Officer has not visited the site once which reveals the lack of interest of the officials in solving the matter. The enraged villagers have warned that if such kind of negligence regarding water crisis will continue, they will protest at the Water Department Office.

The handpumps installed in the villages are not giving water from the past three days

The population of Bhenti village comprises of 120 families while Majiyadi houses 70 families still nobody has come forward to provide relief to the poor villagers. To cope up with the water crisis, two handpumps have been installed at two different sites. But from three consecutive days, the handpumps are not functioning and the villagers are in distress. According to the villagers, two years back the drinking water scheme was devastated by a natural disaster. After noticing the shortage of water at the natural water source on Nagud-Bhawan motorable road, two years back on the demand of the locals, the survey of an 8 km long new water scheme from Lallur Gadhere was done by the Water Department. However, the budget for this new water scheme was not approved under the district schemes.