Jahangeer Ganaie

Bewora Bijbehara residents demand safe potable water

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Anantnag: The residents of Bewora village in Srigufwara hamlet of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district have accused the Public health engineer department of supplying contaminated water to their village.
Locals said that they are getting water directly from Srigufwara water scheme that too without any filtration due to which the water they get is highly contaminated.
They said that a new scheme in the area was started sometime back and even pipelines were laid in some parts but due to unknown reasons the pending work wasn’t carried out.
Irshad Ahmad, a local resident said that they are forced to drink contaminated water and even for most of the time the supply remains unavailable and people have to tread for several kilometers to fetch potable water.
He said that they have brought this issue into the notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.
The locals requested the concerned authorities to look into the matter at an earliest and take immediate steps for providing potable water to the area.
An official of the PHE department when contacted said that in coming days the existing filtration plant will be cleaned after which the area will get clean potable water.
“A new filtration plant is also being prepared in the area on which work is going on and very soon the whole area will get clean and safe water,” the official added.



Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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