SHOPIAN: Residents of Chitragam-Kalan tehsil of Shopian Saturday accused the successive governments of ignoring them in the development share of the state.
Residents said the water supply scheme for the area is dysfunctional since years and nobody is looking into it. “We are facing acute water crisis from past decade but government is not doing anything,” Altaf Ahmad bhat, a local said.
Khursheed Ahmad another villager said that politicians visit them when they need votes, after that they don’t care about them.
“Government has setup a primary health center in the village but that is closed since two years. We are facing lot of problem during due to its absence,” he said.
The village was given status of Tehsil in 2014 but so far no developmental work was carried which would upgrade it to Tehsil level development, they said.
They added that Government had announced the up gradation of sub center (health center) to new type primary health centre (NTPHC), but later closed the sub center too.
Half dozen villages were dependent on the health center for health checkups including Bandpow, Heff, Kaeshiv, Sugan, Dragad, Haedergund, Dachoo, Nagbal, Drwawuni and Chitragam, Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Heffkudi said.
They also said that Government constructed community information center building (CIC) at a cost of Rs 15 lakh but till date building was not made operational. “Some villagers use the building for storing household things,” a local resident said.
“Windows, doors and furniture of the building have been damaged by some mischievous elements, but concerned officials don’t bother to visit the place,” he added.
Chief Medical Officer Shopian, Dr Abdul Rasheed told Kashmir Reader that “I have directed concerned Block medical officer to submit a report within two days regarding the reasons of closure of health center.”
Executive engineer PHE Shopian, Nisar Ahmad Shah told Kashmir Reader that he will look into the matter.