TANGLA: The scarcity of potable drinking water in various parts of Udalguri has raised many eyebrows, particularly in Udalguri LAC which is represented by State Public Health Engineering Minister Rihon Daimari. The Sopongaon villagers in Udalguri have been facing acute shortage of potable drinking water, particularly after the Dhansiri Valley-3 water supply project under Tangla PHE division has been lying defunct for more than a week. The helpless villagers’ plea for restoring the project fell into the deaf ears of the PHE officials.
Finally the 61 Bn Sasathra Seema Bal (SSB) came to the rescue of the villagers. The troops of the SSB carried water tankers from door-to-door on Sunday. The inefficiency of the Tangla PHE officials to restore the water supply project has been largely resented by the villagers. The locals have exhorted their MLA and minister Rihon Daimari to restore the project at the earliest.