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Keller residents demand availability of potable water

Keller residents demand availability of potable water
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Shopian:- The residents of Wani Mohalla area of Keller hamlet in south Kashmir’s Shopian district alleged that they are facing shortage of potable water in the area.

The residents of the area said that they have been facing acute water scarcity since the last three months while the officials are paying no heed over their sufferings.

Riyaz Ahmad, a local resident said that since last three months they have been facing shortage of potable water as no water is being supplied to them.

He added that in the absence of potable water, they are forced to walk for around two kilometres to get water for drinking purposes.

Nisar Ahmad Wani, another local said that authorities are risking their lives by forcing them to consume contaminated water.

He said that they get water supply of few minutes sometimes and few times tankers were also send to the village but that isn’t enough to cater to the whole area.

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

They said that water to over a dozen villages is being supplied through their village but this area continues to suffer in the absence of potable water facilities.

The further added that authorities have been claiming that their supply gets disrupted due to freezing of the pipes but they must make alternative arrangements as soon as possible.

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

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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