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A village in Jammu without water

The Government of India every time says fresh water for all and PM Modi promised that by 2022 every house will get a water connection but the ground reality proves the promise as fake. People of Dunai village near the Sumb Village of Samba are facing a water crisis as the water pipes in the village have been completely damaged and no repairing work has been started yet. The people of the village have dug up wells in their courtyards and are consuming and using water from these wells only. The wells are open and there are chances that animals may drink the water or insects may breed in the water which can spread the virus in the water and if someone drinks the water the person may get ill then who will be responsible for it.

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While talking to the media a local said “the condition of Jal Shakti Vibhag is in the worst condition in maximum rural areas. For 12-14 years, these pipelines were damaged and from that time no repair work has been started. The people of the village have taken the pipes to their homes for their use. No official of the department ever visits here and we are compelled to use the water from natural bodies. The main problem of the Jal Shakti Department is that the department doesn’t have sufficient numbers of employees. Only 2-3 employees are being appointed in each panchayat. In recent weeks, we have heard that the government has given a tender to a party but the contractor of the party says that he has not received full payment so how can I start the work”.

Recently JK Media covered the story of a village where many people have fallen ill who are being admitted to hospital after drinking water from natural water bodies and after that, the government started fixing water lines. Now maybe with this report, the government will wake up.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

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