Human chain for potable water in coastal Satkhira

Map of Satkhira districtProthom Alo illustration

Residents of the coastal areas of Satkhira formed a human chain in front of Satkhira press club on Saturday, demanding supply of pure drinking water in the district, reports UNB.

Despite repeated requests, the protesters claimed authorities to be turning a blind eye to the issue.

Highlighting the sufferings of the residents, the protesters vowed to intensify their protest if their demand for clean drinking water in the coastal areas is ignored".

"Women are forced to walk 4-5 kilometres daily to fetch safe drinking water. Salinity in the water is damaging crops in the coastal areas as well," said a protester.

The protest was held under the aegis of NGO ‘Swadesh’.