Jahangeer Ganaie

Koil residents demand bifurcation of water in Chatterpora canal

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Pulwama: The residents of Koil village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday said that water of Nallah flowing through the area is seeping into residential houses besides that it is damaging their crops.

Locals said that whenever there are rains the water level of the nallah increases which seeps into resident houses and is also damaging their crops as well.

Ghulam Mohuidin, a local resident said there was another nallah flowing from Chatterpora where water was being divided into parts and it wasn’t causing any damage to anyone.

He said that due to unknown reasons now whole of the water is being diverted into nallah flowing through Koil Pulwama due to which it is causing damage to crops and residential houses.

He added that flood control and irrigation department has constructed temporary protection walls along the embankments of the canal in Koil but it has not helped the residents.

Locals said that there is only way to avoid damage to crops and property that is to divide  water of the main nallah into two nallahs at Chatterpora.

They said unless and until this won’t happen, the water of nallah will continue to damage crops and other properties in Koil area.

The locals have sought the intervention of DC Pulwama in this regard.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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