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Water, water everywhere, but not enough to drink


Water in the 1.57 tmc reservoir near Station Ghanpur sub-division is abundant and yet, residents have been struggling for drinking water. Every day, people here are seen carrying 15-litre water cans for which they pay ₹20.

The villagers were hopeful of their woes ending when the State government announced new pipeline connections would be provided to every household as part of its flagship drinking water project, Mission Bhagiratha. But their hopes were dashed as overhead tanks with old connections were merely painted blue to give the impression that they were new connections.

Even after the expiry of the deadline ...


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