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Memandar Shopian residents allege shortage of potable water

Memandar Shopian residents allege shortage of potable water
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Shopian: The residents of Memandar village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district have been waiting to get potable water as there is no proper water supply scheme providing drinking water facility to their area.

The residents of the area said that they are forced to drink contaminated, unfiltered water in absence of any proper water supply scheme in the area.

They said that locals are forced to drink water flowing through a local stream that is highly contaminated and is taking a heavy toll on their health.

They added that an old water supply scheme which fed the village failed following which the government started laying pipes for a new one however, the scheme was left midway.

Shabir Ahmad, a local resident said that Memandar which is just two kilometres from Shopian town is facing water crisis.

“As of now, villagers use water directly from the stream and can be become cause of any disease outbreak anytime,” he said.

The locals said that during rainy days, they are forced to use mud water that even animals won’t drink.

Despite bringing our plights in notice of higher ups several times, no attention is being given towards the issue, the locals alleged.

They have sought attention of LG administration in this regard so that locals won’t suffer anymore.

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

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