Jahangeer Ganaie

Kachnaad Khiram residents carve for potable water

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Anantnag: The residents of Kachnaad village in Khiram hamlet of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district are facing an acute shortage of drinking water.

The residents said that they have been facing potable water shortage since last four decades and authorities are acting as mute spectator.

Basharat Ahmad, a local resident claimed that people are forced to drink contaminated water.

He said a tube well in the area is around 1 to 2 kilometers away from Kachnaad and people carry water from the well on horse back since the area is a tough terrain.

Mohammad Abdullah, another local said that area is facing drinking water shortage since last several years and no attention is being given to it.

He said that in winters they suffer the most as dozens of people get injured when they go to get water and slip on the terrain.

The residents urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter and take immediate steps to address the drinking water shortage.

Meanwhile, an official said that bore well has been sanctioned for the area and very soon work will be started on it.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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