Alarmed by encroachment of an irrigation canal at Parraypora locality, its inhabitants have sought intervention of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir for action.
A delegation from the area said some unscrupulous persons are actively involved in grabbing the irrigation canal.
"A structure has been built on the canal causing blockage in it. The land grabbers of the canal are brazenly trying to encroach the leftover canal to be utilized for multiple commercial units. We fear that with the blockade of the canal there will be no outlet for rain or flood waters. This area is going to be susceptible to inundation and water-logging," they said.
"We appeal the Divisional Commissioner to personally visit the area and issue on the spot orders for clearing encroachment on the canal," they added.