Absence of proper drainage, potholed lanes and unhygienic conditions has made the life of residents of Sanghrambhata miserable.
The area located on the outskirts of Kishtwar town has remained untouched by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan despite lakhs of rupees being pumped under the PM's favourite porogramme to improve the living condition in the rural areas.
Scores of locals and traders in and around Sanghrambhata area complained that due to improper drainage system the waste water of whole town enters into their houses and shops adding that despite repeated requests to the concerned officers no action has been taken till date.
"The condition becomes worse during rains when streets get inundated due to runoff water in absence of proper drain network" they said adding the waste water overflowing from the drains gets collected in the potholes of lanes which have become breeding grounds for infection.
"There are drains in Sanghrambhata but all were constructed in an unplanned manner and serve no purpose" said a local resident.
He said that the drain which carries waste water and garbage of entire town flows to the area and often gets choked, turning the locality into a cesspool.
"Last night the main drain was choked near Sanghrambhat Petrol Pump and the dirty water with garbage spread across the residential areas," the residents informed to Greater Kashmir.
"The drainage system of the entire Kishtwar town is in poor condition. Few hours of rainfall inundate the entire area, thus causing great inconvenience to the commuters," said Anwar Ali, resident of Kuleed area.
He added that despite bringing the problem to the notice of the concerned department, the authorities have turned a blind eye.
"The issue has been repeatedly brought to the notice of the concerned department no steps have been taken so far" he added.
The people further alleged that most of the drains in the locality are open, thus prone to accidents.
They appealed to the concerned authorities to take up the matter on humanitarian grounds, as due to open and overflowing drains, besides commuting problems, their life has become miserable.