Decades on, Kishanpura village waits for water supply

Chandigarh Satinder Pal Singh Zirakpur, July 2 Residents of Kishanpura village, situated 4 km from Zirakpur, have been waiting for the water supply for the past many decades.
The villagers, especially women, have no option but to dependent on hand pumps or motors for water.
The village is facing water scarcity when several sponsored flagship schemes have been launched for providing basic amenities to downtrodden sections and residents of backward areas.
The villagers said a few families had started migrating because of the water crisis in the area.
Though the village was inducted into the MC jurisdiction in 2004, the residents’ woes have not come to an end.
With no potable water source available in the village, the residents have started digging up their own bore wells.
According to the residents, a tube well was installed 18 months ago, which was inaugurated by local MLA NK Sharma, but the department concerned has not given a power connection.
With the Congress government coming to power, the area councillor, along with residents, is again making the rounds of the department concerned for the power connection.
Councillor Jagdev Singh said, “We have written to the authorities concerned many times in this regard, but to no avail.” He said even students of government elementary school had to drink water from a hand pump installed outside the school.
Though hand pumps are installed, their water is not fit for consumption,” rued Jasveer Kaur, a resident of Kishanpura village.

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