After 12 years of fight the village with 500 people population got certain justice in regards to drinking water. The interference of International Human Rights Council of Odisha Team led by the State President Sukant Kumar Meher on this thursday were able to provide some relief to the people of Batasar village of Sindhekela Block of Balangir District.
More than 30 persons have died in the recent year due to kidney failure and many of the villagers are suffering from kidney disease at present. The excessive presence of iron and flouride in water effecting the health of people staying in the village. State govt. was completely neglecting the water and health issues of the villagers since very long.
As per the discussion held yesterday with the Sub Collector, local BDO Ripunath and Sarpanch of that area IHRC team has been assured that till there is no permanent solution for purification of ground water the villagers would be supplied drinking water through tanker on daily basis.
In the mean time IHRC State President Sukant Kumar Meher has proposed Arsenic Removal Plant for this village. This plant will remove the excessive iron and flouride from water and make the water safe for drinking.
Very soon there will be another seating with the district administration to find out permanent solution for this village. Other IHRC members who were present during the discussion were Ramesh Ch. Bag, Jayant Kumar Sahu,Tejaram Sahu, Sudam Charan Sahu