By: Jahangeer Ganaie
Awantipora: Inhabitants of Gulzarpora area in Awantipora hamlet of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday said they are facing acute shortage of water and authorities are taking no cognizance of the issue despite repeated requests.
Locals said despite that the pipes have been laid they get water once or twice in a week.
“The water which we get from the taps is highly contaminated containing germs due to which we aren’t able to use it,” they said.
They accused the Jal Shakti department for taking their pleas lightly for the last several years and depriving the area of water.
“Whenever we get water, it is contaminated due to which several people in the area are suffering from various diseases, said Gulzar Ahmad, a local resident.
He said that there is a need for filtration plants and scheduled water supply in the area.
Women folk of the area said that they have to spend at least half a day bringing water from nearby villages on a daily basis.
They said that we have protested several times and were assured that this issue will be solved soon but the assurances proved futile on ground.
Locals once again requested higher ups to look into the matter and take immediate step so that area will get potable water. (KNO)