The freezing cold ever since the start of ‘Chillai Kallan’ and the subsequent snowfall has badly affected life in Kashmir and the bad state of electric supply has increased the difficulties manifold for the valleyites.
Homshalibugh village in district Kulgam is facing more because the water supply of the inhabitants depends on the power supply which they seldom see in the winters. “We are the most sufferers because we not only face because of poor power supply but we do not have even water for drinking,” Mohammad Abdullah, a senior citizen of the village told Kashmir Life adding “Our water supply depends on the power supply, when water is lifted to the tank by means of an electric water puller then we can have an hour’s water supply.”
Abdullah complained that a new water supply scheme was made functional only three years back but that has in fact added in their miseries.
“We get water supply only for an hour even in the summer days the pressure of the water remains so low that our women folk has to wait for long to fill their utensils though we are pay our bills for water to be supplied in our houses,” Abdullah said adding “The employees meant to provide us the water work on their will and seldom store sufficient water.”
The villagers further complained that they have to pay their electric bills even though they seldom see the electric light.
According to sources people in the entire valley mainly suffer due to prolonged cuts as electricity poles, wires and transformers are not in a state to face the snowy conditions.