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Aswara Bijbehara residents allege shortage of potable water

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Pulwama: The residents of Aswara Kanelwab in Bijbehara hamlet of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district alleged shortage of potable water for past two years saying that the authorities are acting as mere spectators.

Accusing the authorities of ignoring their plights, the residents demanded immediate redressal of their genuine grievances.

The residents said that acute water scarcity has hit their village since the last two years while the officials are paying no heed to their sufferings.

Mukhtar Ahmad, a local resident said that they have been facing potable water crisis since two years and the entire population is forced to drink water of a spring that is contaminated and far from village as well.

He said that in absence of potable water, they are forced to drink contaminated water due to which people, mainly elderly and children, often fall ill.

A local woman said that on the one hand the government is putting emphasis on cleanliness but on the other hand they are forced to drink contaminated water.

She said that authorities are risking the lives of the people by forcing them to drink contaminated water.

She said that after repeated requests new pipeline was laid in the area but it hasn’t been connected to any water supply scheme.

The locals have once again requested the officials to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.


Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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