People from different areas today complained that scores of hand pumps drilled by the government in Ramban, Batote, Ramsu and Banihal, were not in working condition for last few months.
They said the agencies concerned despite being informed of the condition of the pumps "have taken no steps for their repair."
In district Ramban more than 50 hand pumps need repair, they said.
The defective pumps "are not serving the purpose of their installation," they said.
They appealed Assistant Executive Engineer ground water drilling division Jammu to take early steps for repairing these hand pumps.