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Congress seeks urgent repairs of non functional hand pumps, meet water crisis


Jammu, May 12 (Scoop News)-Former MLC and senior Congress leader Mr Ravinder Sharma has expressed concern over acute scarcity of water and due to power shortage besides large number of hand pumps not being repaired for months, in several areas of Jammu province.

During his visit to Sunderbani, Nowshera, kalakote areas of Rajouri district, Mr Sharma said în several areas people are facing great hardships due to acute scarcity of water and shortage of power and there is urgent need to create effective alternate arrangements în place including urgent repairs of hand pumps. He said hand pumps, installed at several locations, meet the requirement to some extent but în several areas those are non functional for months together.

Seeking urgent repairs of All non functional hand pumps on war footing, he asked the LG administration to set up task force for the purpose for entire Jammu province and get immediate feed back about non functional hand pumps.

He said during his visit to different villages, the people apprised about non repairing of hand pumps etc for six months to several Weeks, which is callous and criminal în such a crisis situation forcing people and women to travel long distance to fetch drinking water. Such a situation and lack of accountability was not during democratic governments, and some emergency measures were always taken to meet the crisis.




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