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UP: Following water shortage in Agra, 50 people to auction themselves on Republic Day

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Since Republic Day is round the corner, nation is gearing up for the celebrations. However, some parts of the Uttar Pradesh are waiting for the day to arrive so that they can voice their grieves to the nation.

It’s been reported that Agra has continued to witness shortage of drinking water. Following water scarcity, a group of 50 youths from Maho area in Hathras district has decided to auction themselves to mark a silent protest on Republic Day against concerning government authorities that have neglected the severe problem of water shortage in the locality.

The youths said that the money raised from the auction, to be held at Nagla Maya village, would be used to supply drinking water to all houses.

According to a report from a leading newspaper, several villages till date have no source of drinking water while many houses don’t have water connections. Claiming that the water scarcity has affected over three lakh people, residents said that they had raised the issue before officials ranging from the district magistrate to President of India.

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With only disappointment received in return, people decided to launch a campaign under the banner of Yuva Jan Kalyan Samiti with the tagline ‘Sabhi Kharidar Amantrit Hain’ (All Buyers Are Invited) stating that they would auction themselves on January 26 to raise funds for providing safe drinking water to all residents of the locality. They also said that they would launch a hunger strike on the same day.

Commenting on the situation, Hathras District Magistrate Ramashankar Maurya told the newspaper that he had already sent proposals to the government in this regard. He added that he has not received any further communication from higher authorities on the issue.

Reportedly, Brijesh Pathak, the Chief medical officer refused to comment when asked about health issues caused by hard water in the district.

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