Srinagar, May 26: Famous Rambi Ara stream which passes through twin districts of Shopian andPulwama is giving worst time to the villagers in Pulwama district as dust pollution by tippers is posing a threat to litter villagers, hundreds of tippers make repeated turns on dusty paths of the village which cause many allergic and lung diseases among the villagers.
Rambi Ara is a river and major tributary to the River Jhelum located in Shopian District of the Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir, it also passes through Pulwama. It joins the Veshaw River near Sangam in Anantnag District before the confluence finally meets the Jhelum. The Rambi Ara originates in the Pir Panjal Range and has two major tributaries. The Rambi Ara is known for fluctuating water levels and is often affected by flash floods.
A villager while talking to the Kashmir News Bureau stated – “We are dying of pollution as trippers and tractors make scores of non-stop turns through our litter village and other villages to collect sand, gravel and stone . The roads have been damaged to the most and our health has been adversely impacted due to nonstop pollution produced .We are facing several diseases and life of our children and women has become miserable.”
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar, while talking to the Kashmir news Bureau stated – “Under SRO 305 the geology and mining through following proper mode has given auction for lifting stone and other things from Rambi ara and also by directions of flood control department the stone have to be lifted. So the movement of trippers and tractors has to be ensured. Now to ease out things for the villagers we are installing proper barriers on the roads.” (KNB)