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Jammu cries for water; PHE officials hold PDD responsible

“What happened to Rs. 435 cr project for lifting water from Chenab at Akhnoor to meet the growing water demand of the city of temples”?
With the summer on track, Jammu city and its suburbs with a population of about 15 lakh have started facing scarcity of drinking water. The situation is expected to worsen in the coming days as many of the water sources have already dried up. 
Tanker-owners are making bucks fast as residents of most of the new colonies in the outskirts of the main city are dependent on them for their drinking water requirements. Many colonies are being supplied drinking water twice a week by the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department, while some get tap water on alternate days.
With the Mercury already crossing the 40°C mark, various areas of Jammu are reeling under severe water scarcity. Though the PHE Department has pressed in to service few water tankers yet majority of these areas are facing acute water shortage while the residents of various localities describe …