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Tral residents allege shortage of potable water

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Pulwama: The residents of Zija Khod village in Tral hamlet of Pulwama district in south Kashmir alleged that they are facing shortage of potable water in the area since last several years.
Blaming the authorities of ignoring their plights the residents demanded immediate redressal of their genuine grievances.
The residents said that acute water scarcity has hit their village since last several years while the officials are paying no heed towards their sufferings.
A local lady said that area has no water supply facilities available due to which they are suffering but no attention is being given towards them.
She added that in absence of potable water, they are forced to drink contaminated water due to which people mainly elderly and children fall ill.
Nazir Ahmad, a local resident said that on the one side government is putting emphasis on providing tap water to every household and on the other we are forced to consume contaminated water.
He said that authorities are risking their lives by forcing the locals to consume contaminated water.
Another local said that department is sending them a water tanker twice in a week but it is not sufficient for the entire area.
Locals said that they have brought this issue into the notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.
They requested higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.
They said that even their livestock is threatened as they too do not get the required water needed for survival.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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