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Scribe’s yeoman service in supplying drinking water lauded
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 MUSHALPUR, Oct 14 - In order to redress the woes of Subankhata area in respect of drinking water, Binoy Kumar Boro, a senior journalist of Bodosa, a vernacular daily, voluntarily worked for two-and-a-half months. People in these areas have to face the scarcity of drinking water both in the rainy and winter seasons. Due to muddy water of the Pagladiya river, it becomes unsafe for drinking during the rainy season, while in winter season the Dong Bund Committee does not release water due to the receding levels of the river, which makes drinking water a perennial problem in these areas.

 Though there is a water supply scheme at Uttarkuchi under Baksa PHE Division, it remains defunct from time to time. Besides, there was the necessity of repairing of pipes in many areas. Binoy Kumar Boro started repairing the damaged pipes since the time of first phase of lockdown and also brought all these problems to the notice of Baksa DC Ranjan Sarma, Executive Engineer of Baksa PHE Division BM Roy and the SDO of PHED, Mushalpur Division Nirmal Kumar Nath. Finally, with the departmental approval, repairing and other works started in full swing from July with the relentless and active physical involvement of the scribe with the labourers. The work was successfully completed on October 7. Prabir Kumar Adhikary, the present Executive Engineer of Baksa PHE Division has lauded the zeal of the media person for public works. However, the local people have demanded installation of an alternative deep boring at Uttarkuchi in order to find a permanent solution to the drinking water problem of Subankhata areas.

Besides, the RCC bridge over Mora Pagladiya linking Subankhata with Mushalpur via Nikashi collapsed due to heavy floods this year which created breach in movement of people of either side. Binoy Kumar Boro took up the matter with the PWD office Mushalpur and made a makeshift bamboo bridge on September 18 with Rs 5000 provided by the department. Both the works by the scribe have been appreciated by the public as well as the concerned departments.

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