Thousands of inhabitants living in Drusooo village of Rafiabad Baramulla are facing acute water scarcity from the last four month as the taps are running while the authorities are watching it as mute spectators. Accusing the higher ups for ignoring their plights, the inhabitants demand redressal of the genuine grievances. While talking to KNS over phone, in August this year, the officials visited the area and removed the pipes from the area by saying that the pipes are faulty and needs to get changed. The residents further said that from that day the water has become dream to them. “With such negligence of the authorities, we use to go to nearer Nallah to wash our clothes and get bathed as our taps are running dry since last four months and nobody pays heed to our difficulties,” they said. They said that they are facing tough with such things and in this regard they approached several authorities but all has fallen into deaf ears as nothing has been done in this regard. They later appealed to higher authorities to look into the matter and redress their grievance as soon as possible. Admitting the facts that delay has occurred in redressing the genuine grievance, Muhammad Tayoub, AEE PHE, Sub-division Watergam while talking to KNS, said that they will redress the genuine grievance in two days. “We will deploy our workers to solve the problem at earliest,” Tayoub said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch