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Wadipora Shopian residents seek drinking water, irrigation facilities

Wadipora Shopian residents seek drinking water, irrigation facilities
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Shopian: The residents of Wadipora area in Imamsahib hamlet of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have demanded drinking water and irrigation facilities in their area.

The residents of the area said that the village has been ignored by successive governments as no drinking water facility or irrigation facilities for the orchards were provided.

Mohammad Shafi, a local resident said that Wadipora villagers have been suffering in absence of both drinking water and irrigation facilities.

People of the area have to travel long distances to fetch drinking water as no such facilities are available for them in their own village, he said.

Javaid Ahmad, another local said that in absence of irrigation facilities for their orchards they have been suffering huge losses over the years.

“Our every hope is pitched to our orchards but in this soaring heat since last three months, they are unable to irrigate their orchards when no such options are available,” he said.

The locals said that they have knocked the doors of authorities for want of drinking water and irrigation facilities.

“Every time we were assured that the area will get facilities soon but on ground nothing is being done,” they added.

The locals have now again requested the Deputy Commissioner Shopian and the Executive Engineer Jal Shakti and Irrigation departments to look into the matter as soon as possible and provide these facilities to the area so that they won’t have to suffer any further.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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