Uri residents protest against Irrigation department

Uri residents protest against Irrigation department

Baramulla: Residents of several villages in Uri protest against the Irrigation department on Saturday, alleging that the department failed to provide water supply to their paddy fields.
The protesting people blocked the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road for some time at Salambad on Saturday.
The residents of Jabla, Salambad, Nowpora said that from long time they are suffering because of shortage of water supply for paddy fields. They said that if the situation persists they may lose all their crops.
Abdul Qayoom Chalkoo, a protester said that Irrigation department has totally failed to provide water for paddy fields which are now in last stage.
He urged higher officials of the department to take the matter seriously and solve their problems.
Officials of the Irrigation department could not be contacted for a response.