Shopian residents have a variety of issues. Is anyone listening?
Shopian residents have a variety of issues. Is anyone listening?

Shopian’s Sangloo stream is constrained by pipes.

Formerly noted for its crystal-clear waters, the Sangaloo stream has become a network of water pipelines.


The PHE Department has almost placed black water pipes in the stream’s centre, obstructing its free flow and reducing its breadth.

Usually, plastic bags and other objects become stuck inside of these pipes, preventing the water from flowing freely.

The government has been regularly installing water pipes in the stream for many years, according to Magaray Mansoor, a social activist who works for Greater Kashmir.

“In the water body, the pipelines generate clogs. The continuous flow of water is disrupted by the plastic and other solid materials that are in the water that stay trapped in these pipes, according to Magray.

He said that the river, which was once renowned for its crystal-clear waters, had changed into a landfill.

Magray suggested that in order to restore the stream’s former beauty, the government should move these pipes.

Residents said that new pipes were being installed in the stream, despite a government official’s claim that the stream’s pipes had been installed decades earlier.

Shopian inhabitants are inconvenienced by stench from sewers.

The Jan Mohalla locality in the Shopian region of south Kashmir is characterised by an overpoweringly offensive odour.

Residents and passersby passing by the area experience severe annoyance due to the stench coming from the open drains next to the Bazaar Masjid.

A number of locals said that the stench was caused by waste water that built up in faulty sewers.

They said that in order to escape the smell, people passing by the location must hold their noses.

Residents claimed that this area of the town had been largely disregarded by the Municipal Council Shopian (MCS).

They said that despite being just a few metres from the district’s commercial hub, Gole Chowk, the Mohalla had never received any attention from the MCS.

The locals said they often contacted the MCS authorities but received no response.

Villagers in Pulwama are irritated by the lack of mobility options.

Due to the lack of transit options, the inhabitants of various villages in the Pulwama area in south Kashmir are suffering greatly.

Greater Kashmir received several complaints from people of Jandwal, Saidpora, and Bandzoo about the severe difficulties they had to endure due to the lack of suitable transit options in their region.

According to a local named Majid Ahmad, they had to walk 4 kilometres to go from Bandzoo to his hometown hamlet of Saidpora.

The taxis that leave from Pulwama town drop us off at Bandzoo, according to Majid.

The locals urged the government to provide a taxi service between Bandzoo and Saidpora.

Residents of Dogam village in Pulwama allege that the water supply is poisoned.

Due to a filtering system breakdown, the people of Dogam hamlet, which is around 6 kilometres from Pulwama town, are compelled to drink tainted water.

Because the locals are compelled to consume contaminated water, the danger of water-borne illnesses is reportedly quite real in the region.

The resident claims that in 2007 a water tank was built to provide the community and its surrounding regions, including the model village Ratnipora, with clean drinking water.

The inhabitants claimed that the filtration component of the building was never made operational.

Due to the excessive turbidity during the rainy season, they said they had to drink the murky water.

An official said that the tank’s filtering portion often leaked, forcing it to retain water for just a brief period of time.

He promised that the situation will be rectified quickly.



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