Friday, April 05, 2013

Water Scarcity becomes a big problem in Nayarambalam

Today a road blocking strike staged at Nayarambalam under the leadership of some local political party leaders and residential association groups. Severe water scarcity was the trigger of the strike. Some antisocial gangs also took part in the strike and they blocked even narrow pocket roads of the village.
No doubt, water scarcity is a big issue. The village needs a permanent solution. We don't want to be a part of a staged political drama. But unfortunately we the people became a part of such a political drama today.
This is a perfect example how the water scarcity issue can be politicized even in rural level.
This is a quick update. More will Come soon

Day 2 

By the midnight of yesterday the strike was finished as the tehsildar assured immediate solution to the problem. But still now the promise has not been realized. So the strike restarted. Most of the islanders were denied the right to travel for two days. Ladies with small kids, students, workers, executives - many people had to walk kilometers to reach their destination. The question is : Is it the only way to dig water? Were there no other ways? The southern inhabitants of the island are the main victims of water scarcity. Those victims blocks their own roads. What a stupid strike is this? There is no logic. Why don't the people invade the container road or any other town roads? Why don't they besiege KWA chief engineers. Lets watch and see where the strike goes to.
The people are ignorant as they don't know any other means of protest other than blocking roads forcefully. And what the government is doing, they give false promises upon the poor and ignorant people. Still no drop of water comes out of any outlets.