Begum Bagh Kakapora residents demand potable water
Pulwama: The residents of Begum Bagh village of Kakapora hamlet in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district alleged that they are facing shortage of potable water in their area.
Accusing the authorities of ignoring their plights the residents demanded immediate redressal of their genuine grievances.
The residents said that acute water scarcity has hit their village since last several years while the officials are paying no heed over their sufferings.
Nazir Ahmad, a local resident said that since last three decades they have been facing shortage of potable water but no steps have been taken in this regard so that the residents could have heaved a sigh of relief.
He added that in absence of potable water, they are forced to drink contaminated water due to which people mainly elderly and children fell often ill.
Khursheed Ahmad, another local said that on one side the government is putting emphasis on cleanliness but on the other hand we are forced to consume contaminated water.
He said that authorities are risking their lives by forcing them to drink contaminated water.
The locals alleged that they have brought this issue into the notice of higher ups several times but to no avail.
They also said that a water tanker is being sent to the area once a week which fails to cater the whole area .
The locals have now requested the higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that they can avail the services of having potable water.
Meanwhile, the Executive Engineer Jal Shakti department Pulwama, Nisar Ahmad, when contacted said that currently the village is being fed through the old Kakapora scheme and the village is getting water supply every day during morning and evening times.
He said that a new water scheme for the village has been sanctioned and very soon the whole village will have access to potable water.