Kalahandi: Tension prevailed in Baner village under Dharmagarh block in Kalahandi district today after hundreds of women staged a road blockade protesting water scarcity and demanded an immediate solution for it from the administration.
As per the report, hundreds of women took to the streets and blocked the Jaipatna-Moter Road by placing their buckets and pots on it in the morning. Later, resorting to sloganeering against the district administration they alleged that their repeated appeal for a solution to the water crisis during Summer every have fallen on deaf years.
Traffic movement on Jaipatna-Motor route was completely hit by the blockade and hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on the either side of the road for hours.
The blockade was lifted by the agitators only after Dharmagarh BDO and police reached the spot and gave them an assurance for grievance redressal.