Shopian villages face acute shortage of potable water
Shopian: The residents of different villages of Shopian district are facing acute shortage of potable water for the past several years, causing hardships to the locals.
The residents of Manihal, Batapora, Chotipora, Gotipora and its adjacent villages said that they are facing shortage of drinking water for the past one decade.
The locals said that in absence of proper drinking water facility they are forced to consume contaminated water collected from various streams.
“A water supply scheme from Dobijan to Gotipora was sanctioned in year 2007 and even after the passage of around 14 years Gotipora village was yet to be covered under the scheme,” Mohammed Amin, a local resident, said.
He said that many villages had now dug wells and are using same water for drinking and other purposes.
Locals from Manihal said that water pipeline in the area has been damaged few years back which has been the main cause of water shortage in the area.
The residents of Batapora and Chotipora villages also echoed the same complaint alleging acute water shortage in the area.
They said that they have been facing tremendous hardships and despite their repeated pleas, the authorities have failed to resolve the issue.
The locals once again requested the higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest and take steps to resolve the crisis.