SHOPIAN: Ten years on, the water supply scheme at Losedenow village of Shopian carves for the completion. The water supply scheme at the village was meant to supply filtered water to about four villages in the area reeling under acute water shortage.
Inhabitants from the village told Kashmir Reader that in the year 2000, work on a well was started in the village but it failed before the completion. They said that another scheme with cost of Rs 2.17 crores was started in 2014 but that too failed to provide water supply to the village.
Inamullah Wani, a local resident said that the villagers were facing acute water crisis but the authorities were in no mood to complete the scheme which makes people suffer, especially during winters.
Another resident Sayar Ahmad Lone said that the government has laid a pipeline to the village some decades ago but without supplying water through that. “The winters are like draught for us, we used to bring water with the help of load carrying vehicles from springs of different villages,” he said while demanding speedy completion of project in village which was started before a decade.
Executive engineer Public health engineering Shopian, Nisar Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that they will start work on the reservoir tank by first week of March this year.
“Design of Overhead Water Tank (OHT) was approved recently by the directorate and we will start work on that by the first week of March this year,” he said while adding that he has no information regarding the old project.
He added that the work on scheme was started in 2014 -15 and source of water was a well completed in 2015. “Total cost of project is Rs 217 lacs and we have completed digging of well, operator quarter including generator and 63 KV transformer and fencing in the same year. This project will feed population of 5671 souls,” he said.