Water scarcity hits Sopore localities

Water scarcity hits Sopore localities
A woman carries a pot of water on her head in Archadrahama village of Pattan in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. [Image for representational purpose only]File: Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Sopore: The residents of various localities of Sopore town including Sangrampora, Khawaja Gilgit, Batpora, Khushal Matoo, Neharpora and other surrounding areas Thursday complained that the area was witnessing severe shortage of drinking water for the past week, creating hardships for the locals.

People of these localities said that they had many times informed the officials of the Jal Shakti Department about the water scarcity in their localities but accused the department of not paying heed to their woes.

Ghulam Mohuiddin Bhat, a resident of Sangrampora, said every summer and winter season they face severe shortage of potable water, making their lives miserable.

He said that the residents were forced to use water from streams, which poses a risk of an outbreak of epidemic.

Muhammad Younis Shah, a resident of Naharpora, said that though his locality was just 50 meters from the Jal Shakti Department’s office, the officials of the department were doing nothing to redress their grievances.

The residents appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and the district administration for proper water supply to these areas.

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