Mangaluru, July 24: Although the monsoon has started, the residents of Jalligudde, which falls under Mangaluru City Corporation limits are facing severe problems due to water scarcity.
It is said, from the last 20 days there is no water supply in this area.
It is gathered that, as there is no proper water supply from MCC to this area, the residents here are have to collect and use rainwater for their needs. Residents of the area are deprived of their basic facilities like drinking water and proper drainage system.
Over 200 houses are situated in the vicinity of the Jalligude and all families are facing these problems. The residents have already approached the corporator but yet are yet to receive positive response.
The residents also complain that during the monsoon, they suffer without proper road and drainage facilities. Several residents of the area expressed their fury over the negligence of the local administration which has not yet responded to their grievances.
One of the resident said, we don’t want lavish facilities but we urge the administration to provide basic amenities like drinking water and proper drainage system for our area.
An elderly woman said, “I am unable to fetch water by walking a long distance. Many people in this area are suffering due to water problem.”
One among the local residents said, as there is no proper drainage system, the rain water flows by the roadside and makes it very slippery.