Handwara, Aug 12: Following the waterborne epidemic outbreak in Jagerpora Hardwara, PHE authorities have decided to transfer out all local staff from the area besides launching a massive cleanliness drive in and around water reservoir.
The Chief Engineer PHE Ab. Wahid during his visit to Jagerpora told KNS that all the local staff would be removed from the area in coming days and the reservoir where from the locals get drinking water would be fenced and cleaned.
He appealed people not to use polluted water for drinking purposes and suggested that people using water from Irrigation canals should boil the water before using it.
The Chief Engineer further told KNS that the staff scarcity in Kupwara district would be assessed in coming days and said that four JEs have been posted in Handwara and Kupwara even today itself. The CE later visited Gazreyal in Kupwara and sorted out a dispute between the two locations there viz-a-viz drinking water. (KNS)