ANANTNAG: Koil, one of the most populous villages of Pulwama district is reeling under darkness for the past two weeks causing tremendous difficulties to the population. As if groping in darkness was not enough, the people have been cut the requisite water supply as well.
Some aggrieved villagers told Kashnir Reader over phone that they are badly suffering due to the non-availability of water and electricity from last couple of weeks.
“At least four localities of the village including Omar colony, Dalan, Wani Mohalla and Paedgam are without drinking water for last couple of weeks. Our women have to fetch water from an open spring at a distance of one and a half kilometer”, villagers complained.
They said their repeated representations to the PHE officials about the non-availability of water have failed to yield any results.
“Instead of setting right the fault to restore water supply to the area, the PHE officials once in a week provide water tanker to the population of around 1500. We have now approached DC Pulwama who has assured the restoration of water supply,” locals said.
The residents of Omar colony also complained that they were reeling under darkness from last fifteen days after the transformer in the habitation developed some snag.
“We got the transformer repaired twice on our own expenses before it fell down again a fortnight ago. Ever since, the PDD officials have failed to do the repairs”, said a local Ali Mohammad.
DC Pulwama, Niraj Kumar blamed the people for not bringing the matter into his notice.
“When the PHE officials failed to address their problem, they should have immediately approached me. I have now directed the PHE officials to ensure the water supply to the area. Transformer will be repaired and installed in a couple of days,” Kumar told Kashmir Reader.