Time of reckoning: elections come to south Kashmir

Time of reckoning: elections come to south Kashmir

SHOPIAN: From a festive season of poll campaigning in northern Kashmir and then low voter turnout in central Kashmir, Lok Sabha elections in Kashmir are nearing their climax in southern Kashmir. In Shopian district, except a government circuit house on outskirts of Shopian town, there has been no place considered fit to hold a public […]

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 […]

Shopian markets becoming hub of plastic pollution

Shopian markets becoming hub of plastic pollution

SHOPIAN: Like other rural areas in valley, several markets of Shopian that do not fall under municipal jurisdiction are becoming hubs of pollution, with plastic trash being the main culprit. In several villages shopkeepers and residents burn the polythene trash infusing toxic gases into the environment. In major markets like Zainpora, Imamsahib, Chitragam, Keller, Turkwangam, […]

Shops on wheels: Mobile hawkers bring merchandise to doorsteps, but their loudspeakers irritate people

Shops on wheels: Mobile hawkers bring merchandise to doorsteps, but their loudspeakers irritate people

SHOPIAN: Like several areas of Kashmir, the southern districts of Shopian and Kulgam have witnessed an upsurge in ‘shops on wheels’ – vendors selling merchandise on load carriers through villages- in recent years. While residents say the trend has brought goods to people’s doorsteps at reasonable prices, they are complaining about the noise pollution created […]

Shopian people demand utilisation of major spring water for drinking

Shopian people demand utilisation of major spring water for drinking

SHOPIAN: While majority of people in this south Kashmir district are getting muddy water connection, the water of a major spring in Heff and Kashav village goes waste as it is not utilised by the PHE department for drinking purpose. Locally know as Nilnag, the spring is situated in the orchard area surrounded by Chinars […]

350 cases of man-animal conflicts in Shopian division this year

350 cases of man-animal conflicts in Shopian division this year

SHOPIAN: Some 350 instances of man-animal conflict have been reported this year (March 2018- March 2019) from southern Kashmir’s Shopian wildlife division this year, which includes Pulwama district as well. Two deaths and 20 injuries have been reported during the same period. At least 17 leopards have been captured by wildlife officials from human habitations […]

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