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Larow Kakapora residents allege shortage of potable water

Larow Kakapora residents allege shortage of potable water
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Pulwama: The residents of Laroo village of Kakapora hamlet in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district alleged that they are facing shortage of potable water in the area for the last two months.

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

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

Manzoor Ahmad, a local resident said that area was getting water from nearby water supply scheme but the scheme is defunct now due to low water level in Jhelum river.

He added 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 consume contaminated water.

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

Locals said that they have brought the issue into the notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.

They requested the officials to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can heave a sigh of relief.

Meanwhile, an official of the concerned department said that the main source of water supply for Kakapora area is Jhelum and currently the water level is around 0.07 ft.

“Whenever the level goes below one feet, parts of Kakapora area faces water shortage, however, field staff is working on ground and efforts are on to restore supply in the area as soon as possible,” he said.

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

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