The inhabitants of Syedpora and Rampora villages of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district are up in arms against the PHE and the PDD authorities for their failure to provide them with adequate water and electricity supply.
The inhabitants of both the villages said the authorities have failed to provide them adequate supply of water and power, as a result of which they were suffering.
"The women in our village fetch water from dirty streams about a km from their houses," Manzoor Ahmad Mir of Syedpora complained. Use of muddy and impure water from the streams has badly affected the health of most of the residents including the children, he added.
The locals said despite repeated assurance and promises by the PHE authorities, "the department has failed to provide us with adequate drinking water."
However, the PHE officials blamed the "low water pressure" mostly in the autumn season for creating water shortage in the villages. "Our efforts are on to provide water with high pressure," they said.
The residents accused the PDD of resorting to extended outages and frequent power cuts in the villages. "Despite clearing electricity bills on time, we don't receive the adequate electricity," the residents complained.