Acute water crisis in J-K's Rajouri district

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Rajouri, July 24 (ANI): Residents in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district are facing acute water crisis due to delay in monsoon.

All major sources of water like the rivers, streams and hand pumps have dried up.

"We are in trouble as there is water crisis. Womenfolk in our village travel to far off places to fetch water from the river that has almost dried up. Even water hand pumps have dried up. There is no water," said Nasir, a resident.

Concerned officials acknowledge that there is shortage of water in the region but assures that some schemes have been planned and these will bring relief to the residents.

"There is water crisis in the region. It can be also due to global warming. Both the ground and surface water sources have dried up. We are discussing several schemes with the Minister, which we will take up. In Hansala, we will divert 14-inch pipeline to the region where there is water depletion and scarcity," said Abdul Latif Chaudhary, District Executive Engineer, Rajouri.

Irregular pattern of rains and delay in monsoon has caused a serious concern amongst people in several parts of the country. (ANI)

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