Budgam: Residents of Wagoora Budgam on Friday staged a protest against the PHE department for failing to lay new water pipes in the village.
The villagers told Kashmir Reader that PHE authorities had promised them of laying pipes against old raptured pipes, ‘but they failed to keep their promise’.
“PHE department has laid pipes in the village decades back in some localities of the village but failed to lay new pipe. They are ignoring the village for the reasons better known to them,” residents said.
Bashir Ahmad Ganie, a resident of the village said, “other than lack of water pipes, villagers are forced to drink the contaminated water of tube wells, it poses a serious threat of break out of diseases in their village.” The ‘careless’ attitude of PHE authorities forced us to come on the road, Sara Banoo, a women protestor said.
“We approached concerned department umpteen times regarding fixing our problem but they are unmoved,” Numberdar of the village, Abdul Rasheed Ganie told Kashmir Reader.