Balangir, march 1 (LocalWire) Accusing the local civic authorities of paying no heed to their problems, hundreds of residents on Sunday launched a drive to revive a 100-year-old pond to meet their need during summer.
The Narsingh Bandh pond in the city considered auspicious by residents was choked with garbage and covered with grass and filth. It was difficult to see the water beneath.
The city residents had repeatedly appealed the civic authorities for its cleaning so that the water can be used for bath and drinking especially during summer.
The authorities paid no heed. The members of the Zilla Chitragupta Kalyan Samiti, a civil society organisation decided to fix the problem.
The members and other residents on Sunday carried out the cleaning work for several hours.
“Today we cleaned the main ghat ( entry of the pond). We will clean the remaining parts of the pond gradually” Samiti president Asim Pattnaik told LocalWire.