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Apni Party concerned over drinking water crisis across Kashmir

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JSD should take concrete steps to provide relief to the people: Mohammad Ashraf Mir

SRINAGAR: Apni Party Provincial President Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir on Monday raised serious concerns over the water crisis across the valley especially in Srinagar city due to below freezing points.

“The frosty winter has wreaked havoc in the Kashmir division that has resulted in freezing of various water bodies including Dal Lake. People across the valley especially in Srinagar city are suffering immensely for want of drinking water,” he said, in a statement issued here.

Referring to lackadaisical approach of Jal Shakti Department (JSD), Mir said that people in the city and other parts of the valley are grappling with the immense water shortage as water supply lines, taps and water motors remain clogged due to freezing temperatures.

“We acknowledge that the harsh winter has created serious problems for everyone, even the PHE Department but this is where the administration has to prove its agility and concern for the welfare of people. However, the Jal Shakti department has taken an easy-going stance over the situation arising due to the plummeting temperatures,” Mir regretted.

He beseeched the intervention of the Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha regarding the current water crisis across Kashmir: ‘I humbly request the Lt. Governor JK to take the cognizance of the current situation and direct the concerned Jal Shakti department to take prompt measure like dispatching of water containers to the affected areas mitigating the grave problems faced by the people at large.’

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