By: Raja Syed Rather
Ganderbal: The people living in Kujjar village along with five adjoining villages in district Ganderbal have complained that the Jal Shakti department has been supplying filthy and contaminated water from its abandoned water supply scheme.
Irfan Ahmad, a local, said that in 1989 a water supply scheme was established in the area by the then government, which is still functional but the water is not filtered and the structure has deteriorated with the span of time.
Locals said that the department is least bothered about the maintenance of the water supply scheme despite repeated requests.
“The supply scheme is unsafe and poses a threat to human lives,” they said.
Locals said though there is natural spring near the scheme which was maintained by the department as source of supply to the reservoir but that has also remained defunct over the years.
“This source of pure drinking water has also been wasted due to the negligence of the department,” locals alleged.
Locals demanded a new water supply scheme in the area and sought intervention of Deputy Commissioner and Lt Governor to resolve the general grievance of the villager’s at the earliest. (KNO)