Khandwa: Members of 'Khandwa ki Awaz' staged a protest and presented empty pot and the “Besharam” (Ipomoea carnea) plant to the municipal corporation officials, in agitation for serving dirty water in Khandwa in the name of Narmada water.
Members who went to meet municipal corporation commissioner raised their issue. Failing to meet the commissioner, members presented empty pot and plant to the Grade-III employee there on Thursday.
Anshul Saini said that the local body spends more than Rs 200 crore to bring holy Narmada water in the town. After completion of this project, Khandwa people were in great anticipation to get clean and sufficient water from Narmada, but what they are getting is dirty water which is not fit for consumption and its consumption sheer invitation to disease during the monsoon season.
Members said, "We are here to raise our concerns before the concerned officer, but no one is here to redress our grievances and in that condition we are presenting this empty pot and plant to the Grade-III employees as a mark of protest."
Members added that the corporation is collecting money from the public in the name of providing drinking water, but they are fooling people since long.