In the Eastern Singhbhum district, Block Potka of Jharkhand, about 10 kms east from Jamshedpur, in the Hartopa and Domjuri Panchayat, between Rajdoha and Murgaghuttu is the Gudra river. The Gudra river flows through two mountains and people from both villages bathe and use this water for their cattle.
Every year, from December to end of February this spot turns into a picnic spot for tourists who come from far-off cities. They regularly throw plastic and left-over food into the river, thus polluting it. This is a great encumbrance for the people of Rajdoha and Murgaghuttu.
Call to action: Please call Block Development Officer Mrs Sasmitra Kumari on 9771845168 and put pressure to take action. In addition, you can also call the UCL Deputy Manager, D. Hansra on 9431944146 and demand immediate action towards Gudra river clean-up.
Tulsi Hembrom reports from East Singhbum district of Jharkhand for India Unheard.
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