Sopore villages reel under water crisis

“Our area has been grappling with water shortage for more than a year now,” said Bashir Ahmad Rather, a resident of Rather Mohalla.

GHULAM MUHAMMAD
Sopore, Publish Date: Feb 15 2018 1:01AM | Updated Date: Feb 15 2018 1:01AM
Sopore villages reel under water crisisRepresentational Pic

Residents Banpora, Rather Mohalla, Shalpora, Beigh Mohalla in Dangerpora area of Sopore said the PHE department has failed to provide adequate water supply to these areas.

“Our area has been grappling with water shortage for more than a year now,” said Bashir Ahmad Rather, a resident of Rather Mohalla. 

Sajad Ahmed, another resident of the same area, said that some areas of Sopore are getting “surplus water supply” while their area has been neglected.

A delegation of Shalpora residents said their women folk have to fetch “unclean water from a nearby stream”. They said they often bring water from other areas in their cars or hired vehicles.

However, a PHE official told Greater Kashmir on the condition of anonymity that they had to stop laying a new pipeline for augmenting water supply because of infighting among villagers.

“I request the locals to cooperate with us and we will assure them of adequate water supply,” he said.

Latest News

  1. Militants offer gun-salute to slain associate on fourth death anniversary in Pulwama
  2. Militants offer gun-salute to slain associate on fourth death anniversary in Pulwama
  1. Restrictions imposed in Hiranagar area of Kathua after rally to support rape-and-murder accused
  2. Restrictions imposed in Hiranagar area of Kathua after rally to support rape-and-murder accused
  1. Militants fire shots, escape search operation in south Kashmir's Shopian
  2. Militants fire shots, escape search operation in south Kashmir's Shopian
  1. 'Repressive measures cannot break resolve of Kashmiri people for freedom’: Mirwaiz
  2. 'Repressive measures cannot break resolve of Kashmiri people for freedom’: Mirwaiz
  1. Central Kashmir: Soibugh resident shot dead near Air Force Station laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans
  2. Central Kashmir: Soibugh resident shot dead near Air Force Station laid to rest amid pro-freedom slogans
  1. Mehbooba e-inaugurates Passport Seva Kendra for Anantnag
  2. Mehbooba e-inaugurates Passport Seva Kendra for Anantnag
  1. Ayodhya case: Three plaintiffs rule out out-of-court settlement
  2. Ayodhya case: Three plaintiffs rule out out-of-court settlement
  1. Documents show larger conspiracy behind Gandhi's murder, SC told
  2. Documents show larger conspiracy behind Gandhi's murder, SC told
  1. Baramulla Head Post Office Superintendent contradicts CM, says 'no space for passport kendra'
  2. Baramulla Head Post Office Superintendent contradicts CM, says 'no space for passport kendra'
  1. JKLF chief Yasin Malik discharged from SKIMS, condemns killing of Soibugh resident
  2. JKLF chief Yasin Malik discharged from SKIMS, condemns killing of Soibugh resident
  1. Army school student bags silver in Wushu at international event
  2. Army school student bags silver in Wushu at international event
  1. Family of Kashmir man needing kidney transplant says no more donations needed
  2. Family of Kashmir man needing kidney transplant says no more donations needed
  1. Central Kashmir: Soibugh shuts against killing of elderly man
  2. Central Kashmir: Soibugh shuts against killing of elderly man
  1. Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Naidu
  2. Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Naidu
  1. Kashmir pellet victims seek societal help to end their plight, say only a dozen-odd given govt jobs
  2. Kashmir pellet victims seek societal help to end their plight, say only a dozen-odd given govt jobs
  1. Jammu and Kashmir: Four Hajin residents booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jail
  2. Jammu and Kashmir: Four Hajin residents booked under PSA, shifted to Jammu jail
  1. Cricket could improve relations between India and Pakistan: Afridi
  2. Cricket could improve relations between India and Pakistan: Afridi
  1. Man shot dead near Air Force Station identified as Soibugh resident
  2. Man shot dead near Air Force Station identified as Soibugh resident
  1. Saudi Arabia allows women to open their business ventures without male consent
  2. Saudi Arabia allows women to open their business ventures without male consent
  1. Israel foils assassination of Defense Minister: Security agency
  2. Israel foils assassination of Defense Minister: Security agency
  1. Pak charges Rs 2.86L as route navigation charges on PM flights
  2. Pak charges Rs 2.86L as route navigation charges on PM flights
  1. Imran Khan ties the knot for the third time, marries spiritual guide Bushra Maneka
  2. Imran Khan ties the knot for the third time, marries spiritual guide Bushra Maneka
  1. BAT attack 'foiled' in Poonch; Intruder killed, two soldiers injured
  2. BAT attack 'foiled' in Poonch; Intruder killed, two soldiers injured
  1. Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists
  2. Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists
  1. Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button
  2. Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button
  1. 'Mentally-challenged' person shot dead near Air Force station in central Kashmir
  2. 'Mentally-challenged' person shot dead near Air Force station in central Kashmir