The residents of Tawheedabad Tarzoo in Sopore area of Baramulla district on Wednesday held protests against the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department due to the shortage of drinking water in the area.
The residents said they have to travel long distances to fetch drinking water. “A water supply scheme meant for the area is unable to cater to the needs, as Tawheedabad is the last village to receive the water supply from the scheme. The pressure of the water is such that even a glass takes several minutes to get filled,” said Nazir Ahmad, a local resident.
“It is very unfortunate that in the present age of technology where the people now think of higher standards, we are being deprived of the basic amenities of life,” Zahida Begum, another resident said.
The residents claimed that another water supply scheme has been set on River Jhelum, but, ironically it is for a particular colony. They claimed if it was upgraded then the problem of water could be compensated considerably.
The residents appealed the local legislator to look into the matter.