Residents of Zabigulla facing water shortage, stage protest against PHE

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Raja Bilal

Budgam, Sep 18: Residents of Zabigulla area of Khansahib Tuesday staged protest against PHE department about non availability of drinking water since five years. The area is most affected and is facing water scarcity from last five years.
A group of residents from Zabigulla Khansahib said that “women have to go towards hill to fetch water or we are forced to fetch water from streams and consume contaminated water.”
Firdous a social activist and local resident said that “our area is without tap water for the last five years, we are facing a tough time due to water shortage. We brought into the notice of concerned officials many times but nobody is paying heed to our pleas”. We are compelled to drink the contaminated water, causing different types of diseases which becomes another threat to the people,” he added.