Jahangeer Ganaie

Ahmadabad Kulgam residents rue shortage of potable water

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Kulgam: Amid the bone chilling cold, the residents of Ahmadabad village in Damhal Hanjipora Tehsil of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district are facing acute shortage of drinking water.
While complaining about the issue the residents said that the authorities in the Jal-Shakti department are pushing them to face hardships in these bone chilling cold days as they are not receiving regular drinking water supply.
Accusing the concerned officials for ignoring their plight, the residents have demanded immediate redressal of their grievances.
The residents said that they are facing immense hardships due to the acute shortage of water supply, which is making their life difficult.
Mohammad Ramzan, an elderly local, said that the water which they have been drinking is being fetched from streams and the same is muddy and unsafe for human consumption.
“Our children often fall ill by drinking unsafe and mud-filled water,” he said, adding that it seems our pleas are falling on deaf ears.
Locals said that part of the village is connected to an old supply scheme but that too is defunct since long besides that a new scheme for the area was approved before but so far just one structure has been constructed and the rest of the work has been left unfinished.
They said that if their grievances would not be redressed they would launch an agitation against the concerned department.
Assistant Executive Engineer concerned Shoaib Ahmad, when contacted said that due to frost conditions, such things often happen in the area and department is working to restore water supply in the area.
He said that one structure of the new scheme has been completed while work on the other part will start soon.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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