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Hand pump lying defunct for six months, people cry for drinking water
5/19/2017 11:19:49 PM
Neeraj Badyal
Early Times Report
SAMBA, May 19: The lone hand pump of village Behrian in district Samba is lying defunct for the last six months but the concerned department is keeping cryptic silence.
People alleged that the village Behrian hand pump has gone dry for the past few months as a result of which the villagers are virtually left with no other source of drinking water and people are facing acute shortage of drinking water.
Reeta Devi, Dallep Singh, Sonu and Garo devi all residents of the village Behrian while narrating their ordeal said that since the ground water level has drastically gone down due to which the hand pump had stopped working. While there was no other facility of drinking water supply in the village, the people have been left at the mercy of god in these hot summer days.
"Although PHE lines have been laid in the village but department released water supply only twice a week. We have to travel at least 3 km daily to bring water for bathing, washing and drinking," they claimed. They have sought the intervention of senior officers so that they may not suffer anymore. People of this village alleged that several time people raised the issue before the concerned department but till date nothing has been done to repair the defunct hand pump.
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