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Shalibanjer residents rue lack of basic facilities

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Pulwama: Residents of Shalibanjer village in Keller belt of Shopian district are up in arms against the administration for failing to provide basic facilities in the area since the past many years now.
They said that the area hasn’t any proper water supply for the last more than 70 years now.
“The females of the area have to travel miles to get a bucket of clean drinking water,” locals said.
Alleging that the area has been overlooked by the consecutive governments, they said that the roads in the area are in shambles for last so many years and nobody seems to be taking the issues seriously.
“The small roads linking the area and constructed by RDD department remain accessible in summer only and there is no proper road connectivity to the area,” said Irshad Ahmad, a local resident.
He said that we have to carry the ill people on their shoulders or a cart for around four kms to take them to a hospital for treatment.
“Whenever there are elections, every politician comes here and promises that area will get better facilities, however, once the person is elected, he never looks back towards the area,” said Rafiq Ahmad, another local resident.
Locals also said that there is no proper electricity facility provided to the local residents.
They said that there is so much noise made about the emergence of digital India and global village but in reality these slogans exist on paper only.
The locals appealed the Lt Governor and other authorities to intervene and play a role in getting them out of the miseries.


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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