After severe winter, potable water crisis grips Kashmir
Despite prolonged winter season and substantial surge in water table across, Kashmir is witnessing unusual crisis of potable water in summer which has commenced offlate.
Reports of severe shortage from old city and uptown areas in Srinagar have triggered protests by people who seek explanation from PHE department on the water crisis.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, people staged a protest demonstration in Handwara town against the severe water shortage, which has gripped different localities from last around four weeks.
A large number of residents of Handwara town and nearby areas gathered near old bus stand Handwara and held massive protest against PHE department.
The villagers blocked the vehicular movement on Handwara-Kupwara road and Handwara Sopore road voicing slogans, and placing empty utensils in the middle of road triggering massive traffic jams on the busy routes.
The protesters alleged that the water supply to the, Jamia Qadeem, Khonabal and main town Handwara remained affected from last four to five weeks but the concerned department was not paying any heeds to the plights of the local residents.
Similarly there is severe drinking water crises in Chadoora and Charar e Sharief areas in Budgam district .
More than two dozen villages in Chadoora and Charar e Sharief tehsils are suffering from severe water cries from the last almost a month and the authorities seem to be mute spectators.
People living in Wathoora,Gopalpora, Zolwa, Bugam , Chatergam , Panzan , Hushroo and other are being provided drinking water for mere one or two hours in a day and this has added to the sufferings of the people in these areas in this hot summer.