Valpoi: A day after villagers from Panshe, Sattari, staged a protest outside the PWD’s Valpoi water supply division office against the year-round water scarcity in the village, local MLA and health minister Vishwajit Rane, taking cognizance of the issue, assured them that the issue would be fixed at the earliest.
Rane said the plant at Podashe has broken down around 10 days ago. He said he has already taken up this issue with PWD principal chief engineer Uttam Parsekar.
Rane further said that he has sought an appointment with chief minister Pramod Sawant and PWD minister Deepak Pauskar to discuss the water supply issues being faced by residents across Sattari and parts of Usgao.
“I will request them to resolve these issues at the earliest in the interest of the people as water is a necessity. I would like to reassure the people that I will work towards avoiding such issues in the future,” he said.
It may be recalled that on Tuesday, residents of Panshe-Sattari had staged a morcha at PWD office at Valpoi and had threatened to camp there, along with their families, including children, if water supply to their area was not restored within the next few days.