Water scarcity worsens in Kishtwar villages

Due to alleged mismanagement of the PHE department, the water crisis has deepened in various villages of Kishtwar district, including PDC colony, Wassar, and Sanghrambhata forcing the people to come out on streets and lodge protest in support of their demands.
Water scarcity worsens in Kishtwar villages
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Due to alleged mismanagement of the PHE department, the water crisis has deepened in various villages of Kishtwar district, including PDC colony, Wassar, and Sanghrambhata forcing the people to come out on streets and lodge protest in support of their demands.

However, the residents of PDC colony alleged that the concerned department has been supplying drinking water on discriminatory basis, and lamented that the maximum residents in PDC colony were migrants from Dacchan and Padder.

As per reports, the residents alleged that the concerned department is not giving heed to their grievances regarding scarcity of water. They said that despite frequent requests to the officials of the department, no relief has been provided till date.

"The employees at PHE supply water at its own will, especially to the villages having some political influence," villagers alleged and added that the department is even not giving attention towards the repair of existing supply lines.

They appealed to the District Development Commissioner Kishtwar to ensure regular supply of drinking water to the villagers.

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