Jahangeer Ganaie

Zradihad Tral residents demand potable water

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Pulwama: The residents of Zradihad village in Tral hamlet of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday decried non-availability of drinking water for the last six months.
Residents of the area have alleged that tall claims of Jal Shakti Department to provide drinking water facility to every household were punctured as authorities have failed to restore drinking water facility in the area.
They said that a pipeline was removed in the area to construct a road but since then more than six months passed but no steps were taken to restore the water supply.
They have raised voice against the authorities for ‘failing to install water pipelines again to supply water to the village’.
The inhabitants said that the non availability of drinking water has left the entire population at the mercy of God.
“We are forced to consume unsafe water which has every concern of getting infected with any disease,” the locals said.
The locals said they have to go for kilometres to fetch drinking water which is contaminated and it takes their women folk hours to fetch the water.
“If our water supply is not restored at an earliest, we will come on roads to register our protest against the department,” Irshad Ahmad, a local resident said.
The locals said that they approached the concerned authorities several times, requesting them to restore drinking water facility to the village but to no avail.
“Over 100 households are without drinking water facility due to which locals are facing immense hardships,” said Shakeel Ahmad, another local.
The residents urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter and restore supply so that they could 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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