Kapran sans potable drinking water
Kapran ( Dooru): Despite having abundant fresh water springs, the residents of Kapran and its adjoining villages are craving for potable drinking water.
The villagers said that the water supplied to the village from a stream is contaminated.
“The water supplied to us is muddy as a result of which villagers suffer from waterborne diseases like jaundice, gastroenteritis and cholera,” said Syed Ishtiyaq a local.
He said contaminated water is also supplied to the Government Middle School, Hengipora.
The villagers said that the spring-fed Sarabal water supply scheme was commissioned way back in 2006 at a cost of Rs 97 lakh for about 50 villages of Kapran.
“But the scheme has been rendered defunct due to improper planning by the PHE department.If the water supply scheme would be restored, it will resolve the drinking water problem in fifty villages of Kapran including Hengipora, Saaskhudan. Kahadar, Nowgamnard, Tantraypora, Reehipora and Kapran,” they said.
Similarly, the residents of Dooru village complained of acute shortage of potable drinking water. The residents said they barely get water for few hours as capacity of the main water tank at Mirmaidan is not able to cater to the entire population.
They said the water tank was constructed over four decades ago. “Since then the population of the village has increased manifold however the water tank was never upgraded. The situation turns grim during winters and we crave for even a single drop of potable water. Women folk have to tread miles to fetch water from nearby streams,” said Muhammad Hameed a local.
The villagers of Arabal Mohalla also complained of acute water shortage due to leak in pipes.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:00 IST
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