For over a month now,residents of Abohar have been receiving water for just two hours every two days. The reason: As the town has no proper sewer disposal system,the lesser the amount of water released,the lesser will be the sewage outflow,claims the Abohar Municipal Council.
With no sewer disposal system,sewage water is thrown in vacant plots around the focal point in Abohar,from where it is pumped to the fields. Earlier,farmers used this water for irrigation purposes,but now they have refused to do so. So,the sewage water is not only creating unhygienic conditions in low lying areas but also polluting water at the ground level.
Congress MLA from the area,Sunil Jakhar,said: The matter was taken up with the chief minister in his previous tenure as well. A project of Rs 14 crore to join the sewer line with the Sem Mala drain is ready. The CM has claimed that he had released Rs 3 crore before the Assembly elections for the project,but it is yet to reach us. I have reminded him again and work will soon start in the area.
Living with water scarcity has now become a part of our lives, said Rajinder Sharma,a resident of Abohar. Meanwhile,despite repeated attempts,Municipal Council president Shivraj Goyal could not be contacted.