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Yedikhud Kulgam residents demand potable water supply

Yedikhud Kulgam residents demand potable water supply
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Kulgam: The residents of Yedikhud village in Devsar hamlet of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district have demanded potable water facility in their area.

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

The residents said that they have been facing acute shortage of water since several years while the officials are paying no heed to their sufferings.

Mudasir Ahmad, a local resident said that they have demanded a water supply scheme in the area since last several years but the government has been constructing a scheme which is around eight kilometres away from the area.

Locals said that scheme is being constructed in a low lying area and the water it seems won’t reach the higher belts of Yedikhud area.

“We have been demanding from the government to construct a scheme in our area so that we can get better supply without interruptions,” they added.

Morifat Ahmad, another local 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.

He said that on the one hand the government is putting emphasis on cleanliness but on the other hand the locals are forced to drink contaminated water.

The 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 and construct a scheme close to their area so that they can get potable water without facing any hassles.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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