Villagers hinder construction on pumping project, demanding a solution to water scarcity | Dehradun News


The Yamuna-Mussoorie pumping project aims to pump water from Yamuna to alleviate Mussoorie’s water scarcity

Mussoorie: Residents from several villages of Jaunpur block of Tehri Garhwal district on Wednesday stopped the construction on Yamuna-Mussoorie pumping project on Wednesday in a protest, saying water from the project must also be supplied to their areas, as scacity becomes acute in summers. Work resumed once Payjal Nigam officials assured them that once the pumping project is functional, they would also benefit from it.
“Several villages of Jaunpur block face moderate to acute scarcity of water. We demand that water be supplied to our villages too, through this project or a different one,” said Rajesh Nautiyal, one of the protesting residents.
During summers, water supply becomes scarce at the market and villages near Kempty Falls, including Kempty, Baglo ki Kandi, Sia Gaon, Gaon khet, Bhedyana and Kasoun.
“We have assured the protestors that once the Yamuna-Mussoorie pumping project is functional, they will be provided water from it. We will also work on a long-term solution to their drinking water problem.” said Subhash Chandra, superintending engineer of Peyjal Nigam.
The Yamuna-Mussoorie pumping project aims to pump water from Yamuna to alleviate Mussoorie’s water scarcity.

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