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Sanitary workers storm municipal council hall

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CUDDAPAH, FEB. 28. Sanitary workers stormed the municipal council hall, where meeting was in progress on Saturday, demanding issue of house-site pattas, construction of an overhead tank and community latrines in the Masapet area in the town.

Led by the Municipal and Panchayat Sanitary Workers' Union chairman, B. Ayyanna, co-chairman, M. Subbalakshmamma, and the joint secretary, G. Sudhakar Babu, sanitary workers, including women in large numbers, residing in the Masapet, Kothakottalu and Nirmalakottalu slum areas, came in a rally to the municipal office. They barged into the council hall disrupting the meeting and raised slogans.

The union leaders demanded house-site pattas to the poor and sanitary workers in slums. They also demanded sanction of community latrines for which Rs. 6 lakhs was allocated sometime ago. They sought construction of an overhead tank at Masapet to mitigate drinking water scarcity in the area, particularly during summer.

The protesters alleged that repeated representations to the Collector, Jayesh Ranjan, the Municipal Chairman, Md. Ahmedullah, and the Municipal Commissioner, S.S. Varma, fell on deaf ears. The Municipal Vice-chairperson, Bola Padmavathi, and the Municipal Commissioner assured the protesters of visiting the areas and initiating steps soon to issue house-site pattas, community latrines and build an overhead tank.

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