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SETTLEMENTS AROUND SALT ZONES DEMAND BASIC AMENITIES

bhandup-Moracha-3The locals of Bhandup and Kanjur especially women took to streets to protest against the failure of the government to provide them with the basic amenities of life. A huge protest rally was taken out at the Bhandup Salt Depot. The mob consisted of about 200 agitated women who shouted slogans and demonstrated their agitation. Recently the state government had declared that all the slums built till 2000 would be regularized. However, despite this decision, the slums at Bhandup and Kanjur are reeling under pathetic condition as the locals are deprived of basic amenities like proper houses, toilets and water connection amongst others. They are not provided wit these amenities as the slums are located over salt land. Agitated by their deprived living conditions, about 200 women set out in a rally. They stated that many have lost their lives during the past 3 years as they were forced to use the highway as their toilet. The locals further added that if their demands were not met then they would intensify their protest. Bureau report NMTV.

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