By: Sajid Raina
Bandipora: Even after the decades, the inhabitants in Chandeji a village surrounded by hill and forest in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district have not been able to get basic amenities, residents complained on Friday.
A home to at least 120 families, villagers said that there are no basic facilities such as road, drinking water, electrification and network connectivity.
“The elders in the village have been dependent on daily-waged work and agriculture while the average local population is belonging to tribal community,” they said.
Locals said they have to walk all the way to Pazalpora, covering 06 km to get daily commodities, education and medical facilities.
“As there are no proper bridges to cross the streams on the way, the villagers themselves have constructed wooden footbridges,” Saqib Bilal a local resident said.
“There is no water supply. We drink water from the river. There are no roads or a health facility. We have informed the administration about these problems, yet nothing has changed,” Abdul Gani, another local resident said.
Abdul Jameel, another local said that they are facing the network connectivity issues in the village.
“We have to go far if we have to call someone,” he said, adding that the government should pay attention to their village because the people living here are very poor.
Meanwhile, the locals appealed the senior officials of the district administration Bandipora to visit the village and make on-the-spot assessment of their condition. (KNO)