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Anantnag villages lacks basic amenities, residents dismayed

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Anantnag: Mocking at the tall claims of the Union Territory government about providing of basic facilities to the people living in J&K, the upper areas of Kokernag area in Anantnag district are still lacking in basic amenities with people accusing the successive governments of indifference.
The residents of Check Gohan in Kokernag area and Dawoodpora Pora in Vailoo area have alleged that their areas are still lacking basic facilities and authorities are watching their sufferings as mute spectators.
They said that area has no road connectivity, drinking water facilities, proper electricity facilities besides other basic civic amenities.
Residents of Check Gohan said that they have to walk on a pathway that is hardly 3 feet in width and the people are facing immense hardships in absence of a road.
They added that during odd times especially when they have to carry an ailing person to a hospital, the locals have to shoulder him to a healthy facility.
“We have to shoulder the patient for at least two kilometers before we can board him into a vehicle and send him to a health facility,” Manzoor Ahmad, a local said.
He added that they have brought this issue into the notice of concerned higher ups but so far nothing has been done.
Residents of Dawoodpora also alleged that they have been neglected by successive governments and there is dearth of basic infrastructure in the area.
No basic facilities including road connectivity, proper water and electricity are available in the area due to which locals are suffering a lot.
They also requested higher ups to look into the matter and take immediate steps for providing basic facilities to these areas.
Sub District Magistrate Kokernag, Jahangir Ahmed Khanday, when contacted said that he will seek report from the concerned departments.
“Every possible step will be taken so that all basic facilities shall be provided to these areas at an earliest,” he assured.

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