Jahangeer Ganaie

Pulwama villages suffering to ‘hollow promises’

Pulwama villages suffering to ‘hollow promises’
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Pulwama: Even as the Sadak, Bijli and Pani remained war cry for the successful regimes in Jammu and Kashmir so far, but the localities in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district are glaring example of ‘hoax promises’ by the erstwhile governments as the villagers have never been provided water supply, thus leaving them to lurch at large.
At least 150 households in three different localities of Pulwama district including Makhdampora, Khanpora and New colony residents from Muchpuna village, about one kilometer from main town are still without drinking water facility as the concerned authorities have failed to install the water pipeline there.
Residents of these villages said that the water pipeline from water tank at Rangmulla is spread all over Muchpuna village except three localities, therefore leaving to face hardships.
A local from the area said that about 60 households from Muchpuna village are without drinking water facilities. “We approached the concerned authorities several times and urged them to install the water pipeline in these localities but to no avail,” he said.
Locals from Gamandar and Labdipora of Zahidbagh village and New colony of Darbagh village said that water tank was constructed in the area before at least six years and pipelines were also installed in whole area, but the three localities were excluded during the process.
Gulzar Ahmad, a resident of new colony Darbagh said that they approached concerned authorities many times in this regard but so far nothing has been done.
Residents from Zahidbagh and Darbagh villages urged the concerned authorities to install water pipelines in these areas at an earliest so that locals could heave a sigh of relief.
Executive Engineer PHE division Pulwama, Mushtaq Ahmad said, “The pipelines were not installed in these localities cue to lack of funds. Hopefully, the funds will be released soon and the work over it will be started.”

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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