By: Jahangeer Ganaie
Anantnag: Even as the government has claimed to provide tap water to every household in Jammu and Kashmir by March 2022, Sagam village in Kokernag has been craving for potable water for the past one decade.
Residents of Sagam village which is just few kms from Kokernag area alleged that tall claims of Jal Shakti department are getting punctured as authorities have failed to provide drinking water facility to the area.
Locals said that the authorities have ‘failed’ to install water pipelines to supply potable water to the village, thus leaving the entire population to consume unsafe water.
According to locals, the PHE department started a water supply scheme in nearby area a decade back with an aim to provide drinking water facilities to many villages including Sagam.
However, the residents said a decade has passed but they are yet to get a single drop of drinking water from the proposed scheme.
The locals further said that they approached the concerned authorities several times, requesting them to provide drinking water to the village, but to no avail.
“Over 150 households are without drinking water facility due to which locals are facing immense hardships,” they said.
Locals urged the concerned authorities to look into the issue so that they could heave a sigh of relief. (KNO)