Ashdar Khiram residents allege shortage of potable water
Anantnag: The residents of Ashdar village in Khiram hamlet of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district have complained of acute shortage of drinking water.
The residents of the area said that they have been facing water shortage since last several decades and authorities are acting as mute spectators.
Mumtaz Ahmad, a local resident said that there is no potable water facility in the area and the people are forced to drink contaminated water.
He said that people of the area have to walk for several kilometres to get water and due to steep slopes, they are bringing water on horses and donkeys.
Mohammad Siraj, another local said that the area is facing drinking water shortage since last several years and no attention is being given towards this issue.
He said that in winter’s dozens of people suffer critical injuries while procuring water from other villages and sources.
Sony, a local resident said that the people are suffering immensely as they cannot affiord to take a bath during these hot summer days.
The locals said that despite getting votes from the area, political leaders of the area have also failed to get the issue resolved.
They said that they have brought this issue into the notice of concerned authorities in this regard but nothing was done.