by Umar Khurshid
Srinagar: Amid the holy month of Ramadhan, Anzwalla village of South Kashmir’s Islamabad district are facing acute shortage of drinking water.
Locals in these areas accused that district administration and authorities concerned of failing to provide adequate drinking water supply in the village which caters almost population of 3,000 people.
The residents of the village said that ill-maintained water distribution network in the area continues to be a nightmare for people, who are demanding provisions for pure and uninterrupted water supply.
Villagers said authorities pay no heed to their grievances and have to fetch waters from other sources like wells and rivers to fill water for their daily household chores.
They said the shortage of water has caused great inconvenience to them in this holy month of Ramadhan.
“It has been a very long time since taps are running dry but nobody is paying any heed to our problem. We approached several times to the authorities concerned, but to no avail,” Mohammad Akram Bhat of Anzwalla said.
“The authorities assured us that they are working to cope with the scarcity of water but they have not done anything till now,” another local resident said.
The locals said that with Ramadan in progress it has become difficult for them to keep fast in absence of water.
They said that in Ramadan there is more consumption of water, especially at Sehri and Iftar time. “It will be a hard task to keep fast without water availability,” they said.