Two north Kashmir hamlets get tap water for the first time
BANDIPORA, Nov 13: In a significant move aimed at improving the quality of life for its residents, Kashpot and Kilshay villages of Tulail received piped water supply for the first time after 76 years of independence with the implementation of JJM schemes.
Kashpot and Kilshay villages lying near LoC in the Tulail area of Gurez till now were dependent on springs; residents had long grappled with a daily struggle, accessing clean and safe drinking water. For generations, women and children trekked miles to the nearest water source, carrying heavy containers.
Their lives were defined by this relentless routine, leaving little time for education, livelihoods, or community development.
The turning point came when the administration recognized the urgent need to address this pressing issue. It marked the beginning of a remarkable transformation for the entire community of Kashpot and Kilshay twin villages.
The WSS Kashpot and Sudi Kilshay under JJM took shape with laying of pipelines, connecting the villages to sources known for its clean water.
The estimated cost for Kashpot WSS under JJM was 55.47 lacs, and for Sudi Kilasy, the estimated cost was 58.88 lacs.