Ringazabal sans basic amenities

Yet to be electrified

Budgam: Despite receiving ample funds for development of power infrastructure in rural areas,  authorities have failed to electrify Ringazabal village here causing immense problems to inhabitants.
The inhabitants said the Power Development Department has failed to even install poles for carrying transmission lines.
“Electricity is still a dream for us,” said Meirajudin Badana an inhabitant. “We are also citizens of this state and it is our right to get basic amenities including electricity. But successive regimes have neglected development of this village,” the inhabitants said.
The village does not have proper road facility. Though work on construction of a road under a centrally sponsored scheme was started in 2005 but it is still incomplete. 
“We have to carry patients on charpoy during emergencies to reach health centre at adjoining village,” they said.
The inhabitants said they are forced to consume contaminated water from small streams passing.
“Many villagers suffer from water borne diseases. The Public Health Engineering department never bother to repair damaged pipes supplying potable water to us. The womenfolk are forced to walk miles to fetch water from natural springs,” they said.
Ringazabal is nestled in hilly terrain and is economically backward. Apart from few farmers most of the people here work as daily wage labourers.
“We are neglected because we belong to a backward community,” said Nazir Chouhan a local.

Reports compiled by Sajad Rasool

Lastupdate on : Sun, 2 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 2 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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