Baramulla : Water crisis has irked the residents of Medina colony Kanispora in north kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The residents told Kashmir Despatch that we are in view that water is considered to be the basic amenity of life but “ we think the concerned department is not aware of this fact.” due to their neglect attitude for this area.
The residents added that to deal with water shortage during summers is a difficult task. Most of the time our women flock have to travel to a larger distance for obtaining portable drinking water.
Sarfaraz a local resident told Kashmir Despatch that water scheme which is running in the area does not cater to the needs of the people as the water through supply pipelines is not coming properly on time, even sometimes it comes at the evening for a short period of time and the flow of water is not up to the mark too.
The locals said that another water supply scheme has been recently established on river Jhelum but the irony is that it has been constructed for a particular colony namely Millet colony. However they claimed that if it could have been upgraded in an appropriate manner then the problem could have been curtailed to some extent.
Meanwhile, the locals appeals to the concerned MLA to look into the matter so that our grievance gets redressed at an earliest.
The officials in Public Health Engineering (PHE) Baramulla could not be reached for comments despite repeated attempts by Kashmir Despatch.
2015 Kashmir Despatch