On 9 July, 2019, residents of Ramgad village, Hanumangad district in Rajasthan gathered in front of the subdivision office in demonstration demanding a solution for the issue of stagnant water.
Residents of the village participated in the demonstration in large numbers, fiercely raising slogans against the panchayat administration.
Residents explained that a mega highway had been built which goes through Ramgad and connects to Ujalwas. The level of the road is incorrect, because of which water is not drained and causes grave issues due to collection of stagnant water.
They said that the development officer had been made aware of the situation just a few days prior to the demonstration through submission of a memorandum.
In spite of this no action was taken on submission the memorandum. Owing to the inaction, on the evening of 15 July with the first monsoon rain the village was flooded. People faced loss of homes and crops.
In the memorandum, residents have demanded enquiry into the short-sighted construction work carried out and preparation of a master plan for proper water drainage