Anantnag, Jan 5: The residents of Prakashpora village in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district are up in arms against the Public Health Engineering department for failing to provide drinking water facility in the area.
The residents said that this village has never seen any water pipeline and are forced to drink contaminated water from the canal flowing through the area.
They said that the village is just one kilometre from Anantnag town but due to unknown reasons, the village is being ignored.
Locals said that they are without drinking water as no official from PHE department has visited their village till date, “forcing them to consume filthy water”.
Locals said in 2015 a water supply was constructed in a nearby village and they were assured that the village will be connected with the same scheme, however, six years have passed but the area is yet to receive a single drop of water.
Locals said that after frequent visits to the offices of government authorities, “pipes were sent to the area but since then years have passed the pipeline hasn’t been installed.”
“We appeal to the concerned authorities to ensure proper and immediate water supply to the area so that the water woes faced by the people would come to an end,” they said.
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