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Pulwama village craves for drinking water

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Pulwama: A village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been craving for drinking water facility since many years but authorities have failed to provide them the all important service.
Locals from Zadoora village said that they have to travel many miles to get clean drinking water.
They said although a water tank was built many years ago in the adjoining village from where drinking water is being supplied to many area but even after many years, no filtration plant has been built in this water tank due to which these areas including Zadoora gets contaminated water and this water poses risk of disease outbreak in the area.
Despite that the people of Zadoora have repeatedly appealed to the Jal Shakti Department to set up a filtration plant there, the department has so far made only promises and nothing has been done on the ground, they added.
“There is a spring in the village of Zadoora from where the people of the area get clean water. Land was also given to the Jal Shakti Department for construction of water reservoir in which there was no need to install water filtration plant, however, it was not constructed after many years, due to which the concerned population is forced to drink contaminated water,” the locals said
“Contaminated water is supplied in our area due to which there is a danger of outbreak of diseases in the area,” said Bashir Ahmad, a local resident.
He appealed to the administration to construct a water reservoir as soon as possible so that clean drinking water is provided to the area.
Locals requested concerned higher ups to look into the matter and take immediate steps to provide potable water to them.
Joginder Singh Bali, Concerned AEE Jal Shakti Department, said that a water reservoir is being planned in the area and soon the residents will see construction work also being started, he said.
He said that once reservoir will be completed, there will be no shortage of clean drinking water for the residents.

 


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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