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Mathura: Women protest power, water cut by climbing atop overhead tank

A group of women in a village here climbed atop an overhead tank, threatening to jump if power and water supply were not ensured and came down only after the district magistrate arranged for water tankers.



Mathura: A group of women in a village here climbed atop an overhead tank, threatening to jump if power and water supply were not ensured and came down only after the district magistrate arranged for water tankers.

The women said power and water supply in Narhauli village had been cut on Monday following a dust storm.

Orders have been issued to ensure power supply, District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar told the protestors yesterday.

However, they came down after Kumar arranged for water tankers for the village.

"No overhead water tank has been commissioned even after completion of work over a year back. Even the handpumps in the village are not working. The water-sharing also fails when tubewells cease working due to fractured power supply," Saroj Devi, village Pradhan said.

"The women got down only when the water supply through tankers was started in the village," SHO Subodh Yadav said. 

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