Pond turns into garbage dump 

This refers to a natural pond located at Avengund Pulwama, which has turned into a pool of sewage. It has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and insects. People throw garbage and even defecate in the open. It has made the matters worse.

In just one year, the pond has turned into a dump yard. This has led to spurt in mosquito menace and a persistent rancid smell in and around the area. Garbage is scattered all over the pond, while dirty water full of silt has added to the miseries of the residents.

The pond is in a pathetic condition and needs to be maintained at earliest to prevent outbreak of major epidemic in the area.

We request district administration Pulwama to look into the matter so that situation doesn’t turn worse. 

Showkat Ali

Avengund pulwama

Shah Faisal market shopkeepers urge authorities to have some mercy 

Shah Faisal market in Apple town Sopore has turned into garbage dumping site for the Sopore Municipal Committee.

Municipal authorities were repeatedly requested not to throw the garbage in the chowk but all in vain and without any response. This has put the question mark on the seriousness of the authorities to implement Swach Bharat Abhiyan.

We request the concerned authorities to pay some heed towards this all important market in north Kashmir. Shopkeepers are suffering due to the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities.

We urge the authorities to identify a garbage dumping site outside the town rather than dumping the garbage of the entire town at the entry point of Shah Faisal market.

Bashir Ahmad 


Shopian residents seek DC’s intervention

We the people of district Shopian are facing immense hardship due to the non-availability of public transport. In 21Ist century we have to travel 7 to 9 kms on foot to reach the main bus stop.

We have approached the RTO Shopian on many occasions and have apprised him about the villages around Shopian not having public transport facility. Till date nothing has been done to address this issue. We urge the Deputy Commissioner Shopian to look into the matter as early as possible and provide some SRTC buses from Shopian to Kulgam and adjacent villages. So that people could heave a sigh of relief.

Luqman Ahmad Wani 


Open J&K Branch at Dooru

We the residents of Duroo, Shiva, Mundji, Pazalpora, Sempora and Machipora in Sopore area appeal J&K bank authorities to open a branch at Duroo village for the convenience of people. Opening of a bank branch will help 40000 souls putting up in these areas.