BARAMULLA: The residents of Tilgam area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district are up in arms against the government and PHE department as a vital filtration plant for the village remains incomplete despite ten years into construction.
Residents said the filtration plant was sanctioned for the village after much of a struggle, after waterborne diseases took several lives. But ten years on, the plant remains incomplete and people are forced to drink the dirty water of nearby streams.
“The government spent thousands of rupees for the construction of the filtration plant and almost complete it, but a final touch is pending. We visited several officers, but they said that government has not released further funds, due to which plant is incomplete,” Mohammad Yousuf, a resident of Tilgam said.
An official of public health engineering department confirmed the shortage of funds.
He said that apart from Tilgam, several other schemes and works were pending due to shortage of money from years.