Kupwara: Residents of Sayeed Mohalla in Deedikote village of Kupwara district are facing acute shortage of water for past years.
Despite being aware of the acute water scarcity, the Jal Shakti department is doing nothing to address it, the locals alleged.
Touched by the immense hardships faced by his fellow villagers, a local resident spent his hard earned over one lakh rupees to dig a well and provide water to some families in Sayeed Mohalla.
Sayeed Jeelani Shah laid pipes for around 700 meters to supply water to around a dozen families in Sayeed Mohalla. The locals appealed Jal Shakti to restore basic facility.