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Chattisinghpora Anantnag residents demand potable water

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Anantnag: The residents of Sheikh Mohalla Chattisinghpora in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district have demanded supply of potable water in their area.

The residents of the area said that they don’t have any potable water facility due to which they have been suffering since decades.

In absence of any drinking water facility, we are forced to drink contaminated water of the canal due to which water borne diseases can break out any time in the area, they said.

They added that children and elderly people often remain ill and the reason behind it is the contaminated water which they are using.

“Our area is without drinking water since decades and even last year a pipeline was laid in the area, however, they are yet to be connected with any scheme,” Nisar Ahmad, a local resident said.

“We have moved from pillar to post to get potable water in the area, however, we were provided mere assurances and nothing changed for us,” he said.

“Several times, we have visited offices of concerned executive engineer and other officials who assures us that we will get water supply soon but on ground nothing is being done,” the locals added.

The locals requested higher ups to look into the matter and take immediate steps so that the area will get potable water.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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