Filtration plant working delayed due to protest in Shopian

Filtration plant working delayed due to protest in Shopian

SHOPIAN: A much awaited water filtration plant at Pahnoo village of Shopian is facing delays in opening due to protest by locals.
The filtration plant is meant to cater to more than a dozen village including Trenz, Chitragam, Molu, Dangarpora, Pahnoo, and adjoining villages.
Official sources from Public Health Engineering Shopian told Kashmir Reader that the project was completed some two years ago but locals from a village “didn’t allow us to start the project”.
“They have reservations that this project will not fetch them water supply which isn’t true because Pahnoo is the first village and we tried hard to assure them that they will get better supplies,” Executive Engineer Public Health Engineering Shopian, Muhammad Aslam told Kashmir Reader.
Aslam added that they held deliberations with the villagers and hope soon the project will be started for public use.
Locals said that contaminated water is being supplied to them badly affecting the health of people.
“Even on every second day, the pipes are getting blocked with sand and mud which itself depicts that how dirty water is being supplied to the area.
“We request the authorities to make use of this filtration plant so that people our area should not face problems anymore,” Bilal Ahmad Sheikh, a local said.