Water shortage triggers protest in Sopore

Water shortage triggers protest in Sopore
The protesters said they are facing immense hardships due to acute shortage of water supply for the last one month. [Representational Image] File/ GK

Sopore: The residents of Watlab- Sangri Top area in Sopore on Tuesday morning took to streets against the Jal Shakti Department for failing to provide adequate water supply to them.

Scores of residents including women assembled and blocked the Sopore-Bandipora road at Watlab- Sangri Top and shouting slogans against Jal Shakti Department and were demanding regular and restoration of water supply to their area.

The protesters said they are facing immense hardships due to acute shortage of water supply for the last one month.

"We are being forced to fetch water from far away streams and lakes which carry dangerous water borne diseases among residents particularly children,” said a protester Farooq Ahmad Reshi.

Meanwhile officials in Jal Shakti Department Sopore said that the pressure of supplying water remains low to this upper reach area and it causes water shortage to this area. They added that “we are already suppling water through water tankers.”

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