Srinagar: Due to the non- functioning of two filtration plants in the area, people at Delina, Baramulla face immense difficulties due to non-availability of potable water supply with the government so far taking no measure to end the crises.
“This has become a perennial problem for us as the two filtration plants supplying water to our area are closed,” said Abdul Ahad Anam, a local resident and patron of Delina Welfare Forum.
He added that another problem with the filtration plants is that they run on electricity and whenever there is power shortage, the plants become defunct. “There is no alternate arrangement for these vital plants,” Ahad said.
Locals said the water supply problem has affected over 10,000 people in the area and that at some places, people especially women have to walk more than a kilometre to fetch water for drinking.
The residents appealed the concerned MLA and also PHE minister to resolve the issue at an earliest.
Locals have also demanded the sanction of atleast two tubewells and equal number of overhead water tanks to permanently solve the water scarcity in the area, besides asking for a dedicated power line with round the clock electricity for the two filtration plants.