Residents of Zabigulla Area of Khansahib Stage protest aginst PHE department about non availibility of drinking water.
The area is the most affected and are facing water sacrcity from last several years.
A group of residents from Zabigulla Khansahib told news agency that “women have to go towards hill to fetch water or forced to fetch water from streams and consume contaminated water.”
If our water facility is good by nature but the line’s are not able for function “they added”
Ferdous a social activist and local resident said that “ our area is without tap water for the last five years, we are facing a tough time due to water shortage. We brought into the notice of concerned officials many times but nobody is paying heed to our pleas”.
We are compelled to drink the reserved water, causing diffrent types of diseases which becomes another threat to the people” he added
The people alleged that they were being deliberately left out from availing the benefits of water supply scheme.
The locals lamented that the water supply pipes and the source are both contaminated and the water is unfit for human consumption.
“if other adjacent area is being considered for better water supply why not our area. The local asked dozens of women and children complained they were suffering from the water born diseases due to poorly filtered water.
“Many kids are suffering from jaundice and others have developed several intestinal infections. Some are suffering from hepatitis C”, they added.