Mahilpur: Shiv Kumar Bawa: The decreasing level of underground water have started affecting the lives of the people. Most of the people are dependent on the Water Supply Department for fulfilling their needs of water.
Thus, a minor inconvenience in the water supply affect the people and when the inconvenience lasts for many days, weeks and months, the people are bound to go to the roads and block roads to get their demand of water supply fulfilled.
Today, the residents of village Lalwan, Lasara, Maili, Fatehpur Kothi, Mehmdowal and many other villages of Kandi area today staged a dharna at Mahilpur and blocked Mahilpur-Phagwara road. They were protesting against the non-availability of water from the water supply department.
The dharna was led by Kandi Sangarsh Committee in the leadership of Darshan Mattu. He said that the Government must ensure continuous water supply to the people else their agitation will be intensified.
Later, Naib Tehsildar assured them the immediate relief and then the dharna was lifted after about 2 hours.
Notably, the underground water level of these areas is very low. Thus, the readers must think upon the issue and use water wisely to avoid such problems.