Kishtwar areas face shortage of medicine, ration, electricity

Residents of far-flung areas of this mountainous district on Thursday urged the concerned government authorities to ensure basic amenities there.
Kishtwar areas face shortage of medicine, ration, electricity

Residents of far-flung areas of this mountainous district on Thursday urged the concerned government authorities to ensure basic amenities there. They said shortage of ration and power has "become a cause of huge concern for us."

Residents of proper Kishtwar town and outskirts including Dool, Nagsini, Trigham, Keshwan, Palmar, Suzna, Dool, Dacchan, Marwah and Warwan areas demanded adequate quantity of essentials at CAPD sale outlets in the far-flung areas.

A group of residents said the authorities have failed to meet the required demand for rations and kerosene "which needs to be addressed before the snowfall hits lower reaches of the district."

As snowfall has already hit the upper areas like Marwah,  Warwan and Dacchan and the roads have got blocked,  the supply of medicine and other essentials should be made available at earliest, they said. 

Sameer Ahmed, a resident of Tehsil Cahtroo said there is dearth of ration in several villages there. He sought urgent measures to mitigate the problems of people.

Greater Kashmir also received calls from different remote areas complaining about lack of ration and other essentials. They sought adequate availability of wheat, Atta, rice, sugar and other essential commodities across the district. Callers also demanded necessary medical facilities to cope with the situation in case of a major snowfall.

Meanwhile, a group of residents from Kishtwar town lamented that the PDD is continuing with curtailment of power, over and above the fixed schedule. 

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