Residents Face Official Apathy, but pin hopes on Governor.
Anantnag, Aug 28: Residents of Khiram,Sirhama,Nowshara and Mahind villages of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district are facing acute shortage of water for last couple of months and their miseries multiply when the authorities concerned pay no heed to resolve the issue. They have complained time and again with thePublic Health Engineering (PHE) department Bijbehara, that they were not receiving water supply, which is causing lot of hardship to them.’Regional water supply scheme’ meant for these villages has evidently failed to supply water.
Inhabitants of Khiram village said they are being supplied drinking water from Lidder canal through Regional Water Scheme by Public Health Engineering Department, but the water supply has been shut from last couple of weeks.
Ab. Rashid , a resident of Khiram, said, “We have been facing water shortage for last many months and lodged several complaints with the Public Health Engineering (PHE) but all in vain.”
“Water is a necessary for supporting life and authorities concerned must ensure its uninterrupted supply to inhabitants”, he added.
Executive engineer PHE Bijbehara said, “The Regional Water Supply scheme has been Restored, The problem would be resolved shortly.”
Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik , Said, “We are on job and the Crisis will be over within Two Days,”