IIOJK in focus

Dead birds found in main water supply tank in Rajouri

Jammu, July 15 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the tall claims of the authorities to provide clean drinking water to residents of Rajouri have stood exposed as they are being supplied contaminated water for past many years.

The Jal Shakti Department’s water tank situated in village Plangar that is supplying water to 5 to 6 panchayats was constructed in 1981 is totally unclean, full of sludge and dead birds can be seen in the water and the same water is supplied to the residents of these panchayats.

“The cleaning of this particular water tank has not been done for a long and people have no other option to drink this contaminated water,” residents said.

They further said that although the department gets funds for cleaning the tank after every one or two years, this fund has not been used to clean this water tank.

People travel long distances to bring water from bawali.(Natural Resources) People alleged that whenever they approach the concerned Executive Engineer Jal Shakti regarding this problem, they are given several excuses of having no funds for its cleaning and at times, officials threaten them for lodging complaints and highlighting the issue.

They further said that during this COVID pandemic, the centre as well as JK UT administration appealed to people to maintain hygiene but on the contrary they are forced to consume filthy water.

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