Jahangeer Ganaie

Subhan Pora Bijbehara residents face shortage of potable water

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Anantnag: The residents of Subhan Pora village in Bijbehara hamlet of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday complained of acute shortage of drinking water facilities.

The scarcity of drinking water has left the residents high and dry.

The residents said they have been facing scarcity of water since the last four years and authorities are acting as mute spectators.

The Auqaf President Nisar Ahmad Sofi said there is no water facility in the area and people are forced to drink contaminated water.

“Due to non availability of potable water, women folk of the area on a daily basis have to go around one kilometre to fetch water,” he said.

An elderly resident Ghulam Rasool complained that the area was facing a drinking water shortage for the last several years and no attention was given to the grave issue.

“The officials visited the area several times and assured us that the area will get potable water soon but nothing happened on ground till date,” he said.

Locals said that brought the issue into the notice of concerned authorities but nothing was done so far.

The locals urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter and take immediate steps to provide drinking water facilities to the area.

An official said that area is being covered under the Jal Jeevan Mission.

“We are working on it. The area will get potable water very soon,” he said.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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