This village in Kupwara is without basic facilities like potable water, road connectivity, access to mobile telephony

Raja Akbar

Kupwara, Oct 06 (KNS): As the world is developing and the innovations are easing the lives of the people, a village in north Kashmir's Kupwara is still grappling to get even the basic facilities like potable water, road connectivity and access to mobile telephony. 

Darhal village in north Kashmir's Kupwara district lacks all the basic facilities, thereby putting the villagers into a lot of inconveniences, locals told Kashmir News Service (KNS) on Wednesday. 

They said that they do not have potable drinking water, electricity and access to mobile telephony even in the ear of digital age. 

They said that during the pandemic when schools were closed their children had to face lot of difficulties as they did not have access to mobile telephony to attend the online classes. 

Th villagers alleged that the village is facing water crisis since the last three years and this year they have now decided to get plastic water pipes on their own as the concerned authorities have failed to address their concerns. 

"The internal connectivity of roads is also a matter of concern as some politicians have changed the road projects for their personal interests like Teerina-Doudkul link Road was changed from Darbal-Doudkul to Haril-Doudkul. Likewise, the village has no connectivity with Shiekhpora-Darbal Bala or Doudkul," they said. 

They said that the village has a beautiful tourist spot called Doribal but political victimization has not let the village to get its share in development, which is unfortunate. (KNS)

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