Pulwama village faces water scarcity

Pulwama village faces water scarcity
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The residents in Rahmoo village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district are facing scarcity of potable water for the past many weeks.

The residents of the village said that they were suffering as the water supply lines remain dry most of the time.

"We were without drinking water for the past many weeks," they said.

Though the water supply was restored partially, people face shortage of water most of the time.

Bashir Ahmad, a local said that the residents are forced to fetch drinking water from other area, which is difficult during these cold days.

"It is ironic that despite repeated pleas and protests, the authorities do not take any concrete step to provide continuous water supply," they said.

Locals said that the work on a new scheme meant to provide potable water to the residents was started two years back but the scheme remains incomplete due to reason unknown.

"We request the authorities to start the scheme so that people can heave a sigh of relief," another resident of the area, Abdul Qayoom said.

However, the concerned officials said that water supply to the village had been restored.

"We have restored the water supply to the village but the water flow is low due to winter," Assistant Executive Engineer PHE Pulwama, Ashfaq Ahmad told Greater Kashmir. "It will take more time for the completion of new scheme."

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