Pulwama’s Rakh village faces water shortage
Pulwama: Residents of Rakh village in district Pulwama are up in arms against Public Health Engineering (PHE) department for failing to provide adequate water supply to their village.
The residents said that despite repeated pleas, PHE department has failed to take this issue seriously due to which locals are suffering.
“We have held several protest demonstrations and blocked roads several times but the government has done nothing so far to resolve the problem,” said the locals.
Ghulam Nabi, a local resident said that their village was receiving drinking water supply through Lassipora scheme, however, being very far from the scheme we were not getting adequate water supply.
“After repeated requests, authorities decided to link us with nearby water supply scheme in Darbagh just one kilometre from our village, however, after getting water for sometime our supply was disconnected again,” he said.
“We have raised this issue several times with the concerned authorities even in all back to village programmes but government is paying no heed to our problems,” said Mukhtar Ahmed another resident.
He said that PHE department is compelling the villagers to fetch impure water from river Ranbiara, due to which many residents are suffering from infections and if the same continued, it may lead to an epidemic.
On contacting executive engineer PHE division Pulwama Mushtaq Ahmad, he said that he has already directed concerned officials to look into the issue.
He assured that in coming days, the village will get regular water regularly.