Water scarcity irk Aloosa Bandipora residents

Sajid Maqbool Raina

Bandipora, Jan 25: The acute water scarcity in twin villages of Aloosa area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district from last three years has left thousands of villagers to lurch at large. The residents here have accused the concerned Public Health Engineering (PHE) department of ignoring their plights, demanding immediate redressal of their grievances.

According to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the local villagers said that administration has failed to provide the basic facilities to the people. The villages facing acute water scarcity include Chinar, Changdi-Mohalla villages of Aloosa Bandipora.

A major problem being faced by people here is lack of potable drinking water for the past three years. “The villagers received 150 pipes from PHE department three years ago to start a process to come with a Water Supply Scheme (WSS), but so far nothing has been done in this regard,” locals said.

Villagers said that PHE department has left them on god’s mercy, adding that the department has miserably failed to provide drinking water to them.

Talking to KNO, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Shabaz Mirza said that a team of officers will be send to the area to look into the grievances of the people. (KNO)

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