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Ameerabad Tral residents rue scarcity of potable water

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Pulwama: The residents of Ameerabad area in Tral hamlet of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday complained of acute shortage of potable water which has left the residents to fend for themselves.

The residents of Gousia colony Ameerabad said that despite living near Tral town they are yet to get drinking water facility.

“We are being deprived of the basic necessity at a time when people in other parts enjoy all modern facilities. Thousands of residents are made to suffer on a daily basis,” said Abdul Rahman, an elderly local.

“Aren’t we humans and don’t we deserve to get the basic facility like water,” he said.

The residents said that despite repeated pleas by the villagers to the concerned department, authorities have failed to resolve the genuine problem.

“We are forced to drink contaminated water and women folk have to go for around two kilometres to get water from a spring near Ziyarat Ameer Kabeer (R.A),” the locals said.

Villagers said that whenever they approached the authorities in the PHE department, they always returned disappointed.

“They always give us verbal assurances but on ground nothing has changed till date,” the locals said.

The residents questioned the back to village programmes saying that it proves a hoax as the government has failed to address our problem in all these years.

“We had put forth this problem before the visiting officers every time but the government failed to provide us with a drinking water facility,” the residents said.

The residents urged the higher ups to look into the matter and take immediate steps in this regard.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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