Situated on Banks of Asia’s Largest Lake, Watlab Households have no Water to Drink

Suhail Khan
1st December, 2016

Despite being on the banks of Asia’s largest fresh water lake, Watlab – a village where from water is supplied to a number or villages and towns is hit badly with water scarcity.
Accusing the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department of failing to restore the water supply, the residents of Watlab and Sangri-Top on tuesday morning were up in arms against the authorities and demanded immediate redressal of their grievances.
The protestors, who had blocked Bandiopra-Sopore road, said that they were facing acute shortage of water from last one month. They alleged the authorities of being in deep slumber.
We are facing immense problems due to scarcity of drinking water in this chilling cold weather locals alleged.
“Everyday women cover long distance to fetch water from the canals which are not fit for drinking.,” said a protestor at Sangri-Top Wartlab.
Meanwhile, officials in the PHE department say they are working on this issue and within short period of time their demand will addressed.

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