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Kakapora Pulwama residents rue shortage of potable water

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Pulwama: The residents of Qazigund village in Kakapora hamlet of south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Tuesday complained that they were facing acute shortage of drinking water for the last many years.
The residents said they have been facing a water shortage for years and accused the authorities of turning a blind eye towards the grave issue.
“There is no water facility in the area and people are forced to drink contaminated water,” Imtiyaz Ahmad, a local resident said.
He said that the PHE department provides the facility of a water tank once in a week but the water is highly contaminated as the tanks are directly filled with water from a nearby river.
“We have been facing the drinking water shortage for the last several years but no attention is being given to it,” Sameer Ahmad, another local, said.
Locals said that they brought this issue to the notice of concerned authorities but nothing was done on ground till date.
The residents urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter and take immediate steps to provide regular drinking water facilities to their area.

 


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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