Nomad families in Tral lack basic amenities


Tral: Around a dozen nomadic families, residing permanently at upper reaches of Nahir and Panzoo Village of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district , are up in arms against the lack of basic facilities there.

The dismayed nomads, who work as labourers and rear the sheep and other animals in upper reaches of Tral sub division , on Sunday assembled near their residential sheds , and expressed resentment against authorities for not providing them with basic facilities like water and electricity.

They said that they have bought land there few years back, later constructed sheds and “Kothaas”. despite that none of the department is ready to provide facilities to them.

“We are settled here from last couple of years but we are suffering here due to lack of basic facilities like Water and electricity “, A nomad Mohammad Munshi said.

The dismayed nomads also said that despite approaching concerned officials many times , none of them is responding positively to resolve their issues.

“We many times contacted officials of PHE and PDD but they are giving cold response to our pleas, thereby forced our women folk to go nearby areas to carry drinking water from there, which is giving tough time to them ,” the Nomads said while talking to Kashmir Observer and sought immediate redressel of their issues.

When contacted Assistant Executive Engineer(AEE) ,  Power Development Department Tral , Mr Mohammad Maqbool, he said that before providing electricity to them , it will be confirmed first whether they live permanently on their own or rental land there.

“If they are really living permanently there , we will check their documents first. after that we will proceed for further steps” AEE said.



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