Sopore: Inhabitants of Rampora and Rajpora villages of Sopore’s Zaingeer belt in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district here have expressed resentment against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) for failing to provide adequate potable water to them.
The villagers said that they are facing acute shortage of drinking water since the last 15 days, resulting in sufferings of the local populace.
According to local residents, PHE department has failed to provide adequate water supply to the area. “The department has failed to provide drinking water supply to the area from last 15 days, leaving the residents here to suffer,” they said.
“We are facing immense hardship as we are being forced to fetch unclean and unsafe water from nearby streams and ponds, which is not good for our Heath,” Rafiqa Begum, a local woman from Rampora told ‘Kashmir Vision’.
Nazeer Ahmed, another resident said that they are being forced to drink contaminated water and to fetch the water from muddy steams, which is too harmful for health and would cause severe infectious diseases among the residents.
Meanwhile, the residents appealed the concerned MLA, Haji Abdul Dar to look into the matter and redress their genuine grievances.
The officials in PHE department said that the water scarcity has hit these villages due to the low pressure in water supply.
“The efforts are on to provide water supply as per schedule,” they said.