Jahangeer Ganaie

Maldera Shopian residents face shortage of potable water

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Pulwama: the residents of Maldera village in Chitragam tehsil of south Kashmir’s Shopian district are facing shortage of potable water since last several years now, the locals have alleged.
Residents of the area said that Maldera which consists of over 400 households are facing shortage of water since last several years but no attention is being given to address the issue.
“A well was constructed in the area few years but it caters to just few households and most of households are without potable water supply,” Ghulam Mohiudin, a local resident said.
“The water of the well is very contaminated due to which most people of the area are suffering from water borne diseases,” he said.
He said that most people of the area are forced to fetch water from a contaminated spring which is around one Kilometre away from the locality.
“The women folk and even children have to walk for hours to get water that too being contaminated,” he added.
Notably, a water supply scheme was proposed in year 2017 to provide water to the area after which DPR was also prepared and submitted before higher ups
“The tendering process was done but due to unknown reasons nothing has been done on ground due to which locals are suffering,” Gulzar Ahmad, another local said.
The locals said that they have brought this issue to the notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.
They requested senior district officials to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.



Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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