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Decade on, Shopian village without drinking water facility

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Shopian: A village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district is facing shortage of drinking water facility since the last ten years making life of the local residents miserable.
Residents of Check Sadipora village said that even in 21st century, they are forced to drink contaminated water as there is no drinking water facility in the area.
They said that they are forced to bring water from nearby villages which often proves risky as many of locals got injured during the chilling cold conditions while fetching water.
The locals complained that they are now using horses to bring water from nearby villages still the administration is not taking steps to provide some relief to us.
“We have been visiting offices of concerned authorities in this regard since the last several years but except promises we haven’t got anything,” said Shakeel Ahmad, a local resident.
He said that the area has been neglected by every government and even by the Governor lead administration now.
The locals said that they have even protested several times to press for their demand but nothing went in our favour.
They once again requested LG and authorities of Jal Shakti department to look into the matter and provide drinking water facility to the area.
An official of the Jal Shakti department in the district said that Check Sadipora is being covered under Jal jeevan mission and this area will get drinking water very soon.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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