Keran residents demand construction of bund on Kishanganga River
Keran (Kupwara), May 28: The residents of Keran area in this frontier district have demanded construction of bund on the banks of Kishanganga River to avert the danger to the life and property due to floods.
“Soil erosion on this side of the Kishanganga is fast spreading and during the past two years flood water has seeped into more than 20 residential houses, several government buildings and educational institutions, besides washing away hundreds of Kanals of proprietary land, fruit orchards and connectivity like footpaths,” the locals told Greater Kashmir.
“Entire Keran village is under the threat of floods and land erosion as the land is continuously slipping away and cracks are getting bigger with every passing day,” the locals added.
“There is urgent need of anti-erosion works in the area so that the scores of residential houses, proprietary land and fruit trees are saved from the flood havoc and land erosion triggered by overflowing water from the Kishanganga River during the rainy season.”
Keran some 70 kilometers away from the district headquarters is located on the bank of Kishanganga River and is a flood affected area of Kashmir.
During rainy season this rivers triggers massive floods which force the people of Keran to migrate to upper hamlets like Keran Bala, Mandyan and Kundyan.
“We appeal to the Minister for Public Health Engineering and Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din to sanction an anti-erosion project in the area,” the residents said.
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