Nallah Ninglee demands attention

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Srinagar: During heavy rains Nallah Ninglee has frequently been overflowing and causing major anxieties to the adjoining villages of the low lying areas of Pahalgam in South Kashmir and during the last year’s and recent floods this Nallah has created lot of destruction and devastation.

Nallah Ninglee which originates from Aale Pathri site of the hills of world famous tourist resort of Gulmarg and normally passes through the major areas of Wagoora, Vizer, Choora, Panzipora, Aalibagh, Amberpora, Tarzua ,Ninglee, and finally joins Asia’s famous lake Wular. The other areas which are also connected with this Nallah are large villages of Wagub, Kranshavin and Haigam.

During the floods the Nallah starts overflowing from Choora village and causes  devastation of the hundreds of acres of orchards, paddy land, vegetable gardens of number of villages like Choora, Bulgam, Wagub, Panzipora, Chek, Haigam,Panzipora, Hanjipora, and also causing damages to the residential houses in Haigam.

The locals said that the main reason behind the tragedy is that the Nallah remained unattended in the past due to official apathy, otherwise the damages caused could have been easily avoided. Though late, the recent floods have attracted the attention of the authorities, but a strategy to be adopted requires a long term solution and a productive one. Here it means that firstly, the Nallah should not cause floods and secondly the water of the Nallah should not be wasted but utilized at the times (summer) when tail end villages of Bulgam, Trumbgund, Chek , Haigam, Hanjipora suffer severely due to the lack of water for irrigation and spraying orchards. 

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