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Utikoo Kunzer villagers demand potable water

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Ishfaq Dar

Tangmarg: Scores of villagers from Utikoo area of Kunzer Tangmarg Tuesday staged a protest against the Jal Shakti Department saying that the residents of the area has been deprived of potable water.
“We have been without drinking water facility since the past many years now. Tome and again we have been demanding water supply to or area but the officials of the Jal Skahti Department have been ignoring our pleas,” Ghulam Hassan, a local resident said.
He said that since the past ten years the area has been craving for a water pipeline but despite our repeated protests and requests, the demand has not been fulfilled.
“We have been forced to consume contaminated water drawn from local water sources and as a result many elders and women, besides children fall ill quite regularly,” Maimoona Akthar, a woman protestor said.
She said that the administration always talks about big schemes and projects but they have failed to provide drinking water facilities to several villages in our area.
Meanwhile, officials of the Jal Shakti Department said that they will look into the issue and try to provide safe drinking water to the villages.


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