Shivpora suffers from a lack of water
Nadia farooq

An unexpected lack of piped water is creating severe problems for the people of New Colony Bijbehara in the Anantnag region of south Kashmir.

For the last 15 days, residents have been struggling with an unreliable water supply. Over 500 homes in the neighbourhood are affected by the water deficit.


The locals claim that they have to go to other communities in order to get basic services like water and launderettes. Mushtaq Ahmad, a local, stated that they had repeatedly contacted the relevant authorities over the last two weeks with no success. The demands we made were ignored, Ahmad said.

Another local, Bashir Ahmad, claimed they had no idea what caused the water scarcity.

He said that the water supply has been uninterrupted in the past, but that has now changed, leading to a severe deficit. Residents complained that they had to deal with various challenges because of the extreme heat.

According to Greater Kashmir, Assistant Executive Engineer Hakeem Zahoor Ahmad inspected the region and discovered a lack of potable water for several residents.

The drought is partially to blame for the water deficit. He said, “Old pipes corroding is another factor.

The government representative promised the pipes would be replaced quickly.

He urged locals to use water sparingly as well.



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