Borewells go defunct in Bandipora

People face acute shortage of water

Greater Kashmir
Publish Date: Oct 11 2012 12:00PM

Bandipora: Most of the bore wells constructed by the authorities in various areas of the district have been rendered defunct due to lack of maintenance causing immense inconvenience to the inhabitants.  
 Locals said the borewells were constructed through the Ground Water Division. However most of these wells have been rendered defunct due to improper installation and lack of maintenance.
 They said the borewells were constructed during last four years in Mangnipora, Kanbathi, Kalosa, Ajas, Bhag, Kunan, Arin, Ongam and Quil.
 “In absence of maintenance coupled with lack of coordination between district administration and concerned department most of the wells have been rendered defunct,” the locals said.  
 They said according to norms hand pumps should be installed only after soil is dug 60-feet and water is declared fit for human consumption after proper tests.
 “But in blatant violation of norms concerned officials have laid the pipes just 20 feet deep which led to non-functioning of the wells. Ironically, the borewells were installed during night to camouflage the fraud,” they said. 
 Sources said the contractors were paid as per the work estimates. “The contractors managed to get payment as per the estimate in connivance with engineers of the concerned department,” they said.
 They said the matter was taken up with the senior officials of the district administration.
 “However, no step has been taken to restore the borewells or initiate action against the accused contractors. We appeal Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to order an inquiry into the matter,” they said.
 Executive Engineer Ground Water Division, Imtiyaz Kirmani, refuted the allegations.
 “Construction of borewells is being done by Drilling machinery and there is no scope of any violation. These machines automatically work according to the ecofer zone.
 The defunct borewells will be repaired soon as the officials from concerned territorial division have been trained for it,” he said.
 He said people should contact him if they have any complaints regarding the functioning of borewells.


Latest News

  1. Two arrested over killing of policeman in Wadwan militant attack: Police
  2. Two arrested over killing of policeman in Wadwan militant attack: Police
  1. BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting on IB
  2. BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting on IB
  1. Two sisters jump into stream in Handwara, one dies
  2. Two sisters jump into stream in Handwara, one dies
  1. Er Rasheed calls for PDP, NC to join hands in Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Er Rasheed calls for PDP, NC to join hands in Jammu and Kashmir
  1. Manasbal blast case solved, three arrested: Police
  2. Manasbal blast case solved, three arrested: Police
  1. Patwar Association Jammu and Kashmir calls off strike
  2. Patwar Association Jammu and Kashmir calls off strike
  1. Jammu and Kashmir Governor calls all-party meeting tomorrow
  2. Jammu and Kashmir Governor calls all-party meeting tomorrow
  1. Priyanka Chopra: We cannot let refugee children become a lost generation
  2. Priyanka Chopra: We cannot let refugee children become a lost generation
  1. Governor attends 4th International Yoga Day celebrations in Srinagar
  2. Governor attends 4th International Yoga Day celebrations in Srinagar
  1. Omar alleges break up of PDP-BJP alliance a 'fixed match'
  2. Omar alleges break up of PDP-BJP alliance a 'fixed match'
  1. Police seek help to trace missing Srinagar girl
  2. Police seek help to trace missing Srinagar girl
  1. Tourism dept organizes 200 mtr freestyle swimming competition at Nigeen
  2. Tourism dept organizes 200 mtr freestyle swimming competition at Nigeen
  1. BJP a 'militant organization': Mamata Banerjee
  2. BJP a 'militant organization': Mamata Banerjee
  1. Two JK govt officials booked on corruption charges
  2. Two JK govt officials booked on corruption charges
  1. Advocate general Jahangir Iqbal Ganie resigns
  2. Advocate general Jahangir Iqbal Ganie resigns
  1. Passport official transferred for allegedly humiliating Hindu-Muslim couple
  2. Passport official transferred for allegedly humiliating Hindu-Muslim couple
  1. Jammu and Kashmir state BJP chief claims getting threats from Pakistan
  2. Jammu and Kashmir state BJP chief claims getting threats from Pakistan
  1. Missing Tral student joins militancy; gun-wielding picture surfaces on social media
  2. Missing Tral student joins militancy; gun-wielding picture surfaces on social media
  1. History will never forgive BJP for its greed in Kashmir: Sena
  2. History will never forgive BJP for its greed in Kashmir: Sena
  1. Government forces launch searches in Pulwama village
  2. Government forces launch searches in Pulwama village
  1. IGTV, Instagram's answer to YouTube, is here
  2. IGTV, Instagram's answer to YouTube, is here
  1. Rescue operation on to retrieve teacher’s body from river in Ganderbal
  2. Rescue operation on to retrieve teacher’s body from river in Ganderbal
  1. Police seeks help to trace missing Beerwah boy
  2. Police seeks help to trace missing Beerwah boy
  1. Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of protest shutdown
  2. Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of protest shutdown
  1. Passport officer rejects application of Hindu-Muslim couple in Lucknow, tells husband to convert to Hinduism
  2. Passport officer rejects application of Hindu-Muslim couple in Lucknow, tells husband to convert to Hinduism
  1. Mudasir Khan, VC J&K Building and Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board, resigns
  2. Mudasir Khan, VC J&K Building and Other Constructions Workers Welfare Board, resigns
  1. Kashmir shuts against Shujaat Bukhari, civilian killings
  2. Kashmir shuts against Shujaat Bukhari, civilian killings
  1. Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Narendra Modi
  2. Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Narendra Modi
  1. JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
  2. JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine