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February 09

The residents of Gulzarpora village in Awantipora tehsil of  south Kashmir Pulwama district have accused the successive state governments of failing to provide them the basic amenities.

Gulzarpora village which is just 8 kilometers away from tehsil headquarter Awantipora is without proper road connection, water, proper electricity and other basic facilities.

Locals said that we are suffering immensely due to the lack of water in bore-wells, electricity and proper road in the area," 

They added that power cuts have grown severe since past few months due to which locals are suffering.

Village comprising of over 300 families suffer tremendous hardships during winter due to interrupted power supply, they added.

A group of students said that despite several requests to concerned officials, the situation have not improved so far.

As per locals they are also suffering lot as primary health centre in village also lacks essential facilities.

The patients particularly the pregnant ladies and old aged patients of the area have to go to Awantipora to get routine medical checkups as our own primary health center lacks basic facilities, Sakeena a local lady said adding that the  authorities don't even bother to provide at least a gynaecologist.

Residents complained that concerned authorities have never visited the area to look into the matter as the people of village are continuously suffering from different problems for long time.

The villagers have once again requested the concerned authorities to intervene and address their grievances at an earliest

When contacted MLA Pulwama Mohammad Khalil Bhand, he said, that these allegations are baseless as I have already macadamised even interior roads there , adding, that power issue is general and will be resolved soon.

He added that many bore-wells were made available in the area to mitigate water issues and requested people to contact him before making allegations.