Koil residents decry shortage of potable water
Pulwama: Residents of Koil village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are up in arms against the Public Health Engineering (PHE), department for ‘failing’ to provide adequate water supply to their village.
Accusing the authorities for ignoring their plights, the residents have demanded immediate redressal of their genuine grievances.
The residents said that acute water scarcity has hit their villages from the past one month while the officials are paying no heed to their sufferings.
They said that they were getting water from local water supply station, however, they alleged that the water they were getting from government water supply is always muddy and dirty.
They added that due to unknown reasons our supply has been cut and now we aren’t even getting the contaminated water.
The villagers alleged that the employees who have been posted there do not work according to the requirement of the water supply scheme unit.
“We have taken up issue with district magistrate as well as officials of the PHE but except assurances we have got nothing,” Rizwan, a local resident said.
He said that area is facing acute shortage of water in the holy month of Ramzan but authorities are in slumber.
They requested concerned higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that locals can heave a sigh of relief.