Restore defunct water supply schemes in Kalakote:WACK

TNN Bureau. Updated: 8/1/2020 2:28:32 PM Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU: A virtual meeting-cum-protest on “Water crisis in Kalakote” was held today which was otherwise scheduled to be held at Kalakote today i.e., 31-07-2020 at 11 am by Water Action Committee Kalakote (WACK).The virtual conference participants were wearing black batches and depicting their problems of water scarcity, misuse of funds, non-availability of operational infrastructure and manpower on the play cards.

They were demanding restoration of non-functional and semi-functional drinking water schemes, irrigation kuls, canals and functioning of filter plants.This was first of its kind silent protest which will be continued till the genuine demands of the people are met. Similarly, protest will be held tomorrow at 11 am via Zoom Virtual meet platform and those having drinking water and irrigation water supply problems may join the same to ensure that their problems are listed and transmitted to the Lt. Governor, Jammu & Kashmir for redressal. 

Chairman of the Committee, Mr.Ashok Sharma, projected the local demands and said that this is wake up call for the concerned authorities of PHE and Irrigation Department to activate them and look into the grievances of the people ensuring them adequate water supply.

The webinar was joined by Rattan Pal Mehta, S. Jeet Singh Sawhney, Capt. Mohan Singh, Hans Raj, Som Raj Khajuria, Councillor Darbari Lal, Dr. Dig Paul, Adv. Junaid Hussain, Er. Vishal Sharma, Harbacchan Kour, Salma Choudhary, Er. Vinod Dutt, Sukhdev Singh, Girdhari Lal, Som Raj, Nirmal Singh, Sanjay Sandhu, Deepak Dharma, Darshan Sharma, Jai Kar Sharma, Rahil Manhas, Vinod Sharma, Suresh Singh, Akashdeep among others


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