Srinagar, June 10: CPI(M) MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today said that many parts of the summer capital were reeling under "acute" drinking water crisis and demanded that the Jammu and Kashmir government address the issue.
"Many parts of the city are reeling under acute shortage of drinking water. The government needs to wake up from its slumber and take steps to ensure that this issue is addressed," he said during Question Hour in the Assembly.
He asked the government to ensure that the water supplied to the houses in the city and elsewhere in the state is safe for human consumption.
"The residents of Srinagar city fear for their health as water supplied from some of the water supply schemes like Doodhganga is not filtered properly," he said.
Tarigami later told reporters outside the Assembly that there were reports of illegal use of water supply connections in the city.
"The Public Health Engineering department seems to have turned a blind eye to this menace of misuse of drinking water. Many car washing facilities are using drinking water in their commercial outlets. These connections need to be snapped forthwith," he added.