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Mastpora Shopian residents demand potable water

Mastpora Shopian residents demand potable water
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Shopian: The residents of Mastpora village in Keller hamlet of south Kashmir’s Shopian district have demanded potable water.

The residents of the area said that area has been facing water crisis for a long time now but no steps are being taken to address the issue highlighted by them.

The residents of Mastpora said that since years the residents of the area have been facing inconvenience due to unavailability of potable water in the area.

They said that they have been getting water after weeks together and new pipeline was laid in the area but the pipeline has burst even before it could be put to use.

They said that the area is around 16 kilometres away from main town Shopian and the locals have to travel for kilometres to fetch drinking water.

Showkat Khatana, a local resident said that they continue to consume contaminated water since years as they don’t have access to potable water yet.

Nadeem Ahmad, another local said that due to the consumption of unsafe water the threat of water-borne diseases looms large among the entire populace.

He said that they were assured by the authorities several times but on ground nothing has been done.

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

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








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