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 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 […]

Bijbehara residents get muddy water to drink

Bijbehara residents get muddy water to drink

Bijbehara: The residents, here in Bijbehara town of Anantnag, are forced to consume muddy water, full of physical impurities, as the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department of the town continues to be apathetic towards the plight of the general public. Ironically, the town is home to two former Chief Minister’s-Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and Mehbooba […]

Rainwater harvesting to become mandatory for building permissions: DC Srinagar

Rainwater harvesting to become mandatory for building permissions: DC Srinagar

Srinagar: Rainwater harvesting may soon become compulsory in Srinagar, with Deputy Commisioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal saying that the administration is working on the issue on all fronts, including legal provision. “We are working on all fronts, legal provision, technology and public outreach. Stakeholder’s suggestions are welcome,” Shahid tweeted. At a function organised on World Water […]

Awantipora village without water supply for years Resident threaten to take protest to highway

Awantipora village without water supply for years Resident threaten to take protest to highway

AWANTIPORA: The residents of Rajpora village in Awantipora Tuesday staged a protest against Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department for their failure to supply regular drinking water in their village. A large number of residents including women from Rajpora assembled at Check Rajpora-Tral road and raised slogans against PHE. They said that in the bone-chilling winter, […]

Potable water shortage unaddressed in farflung villages of Pulwama

Potable water shortage unaddressed in farflung villages of Pulwama

Pulwama: A huge area comprising hundreds of households in Sangerwani belt of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been denied access to potable drinking water supplies since 1947, resulting in huge inconvenience to its inhabitants. Villagers from Inderwal belt of the Sangarwani area of the district told Kashmir Reader that they were facing huge problems but […]

Mazhama residents protest against potable water shortage

Mazhama residents protest against potable water shortage

BUDGAM: Scores of residents in Mazhama village of Magam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday staged a protest against the potable water scarcity. Scores of residents including senior citizens and women blocked Srinagar-Gulmarg highway to protest the water shortage in the area. Chanting slogans against the PHE department and district administration, the aggrieved protestors […]

Water crisis hits Tangmarg village

Water crisis hits Tangmarg village

Baramulla: The residents of Wanigam area Tangmarg in this north Kashmir district are up in arms against Public Health Engineering (PHE) department which ‘failed’ to provide them portable drinking water. The people said that department forced people to walk long distances to fetch portable drinking water. The residents experience enormous difficulties routinely as they always […]

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