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CB Nath village residents rue non availability of potable water

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Pulwama: The residents of CB Nath village in Rajpora hamlet of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are up in arms against the Jal Shakti department for its failure to provide potable water to the area.

The residents complained that the authorities were acting as mute spectators.

They said they are forced to drink contaminated water from the local canal due to which there are apprehensions of waterborne diseases.

They said the area was less populated around a decade ago and was connected with an existing scheme through a small pipe.

“But since then the number of households have increased to 60 and the said pipeline fails to cater the area,” the locals said.

Shabir Ahmad, a local resident, said that for the last few years they have been suffering as there is a severe water crisis in the village.

“In summer, we can go to the canal and bring water but in winters, we suffer because we have to reach a canal while crossing  a steep slope,” a local resident said.

“Our village has been facing a severe water crisis but there is no one to look into it,” he said.

He said that in winters, male population has to bring water from the canal which is contaminated.

Locals said the issue was brought to the notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.

They residents sought personal intervention of Deputy Commissioner Pulwama to fulfill their long pending demand of getting potable water supply.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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