Parsan village suffering water shortage for three years

Published on: 07/09/2019 | Comments: No comments 

The village parsan has been receiving water supply, for drinking and irrigation, from a stream flowing from Ochor foothill. This stream water was not only sufficient for drinking but also for irrigation of crops, forests and orchards in the hamlets of Pililmali, Gormali and Sarak Parsan.
The 2015 earthquake and climate change-propelled land sliding has left a wide crack between water channel and stream-water-source. The residents of the area have done their best to

Parsan Village

keep the water supply continue for survival but for the last three years, day by day, the need of water has exacerbated when they could not maintain the water supply for the area.

After three years of continues water shortage in the area the forests, orchards and crop-growing fields have turned into barren lands.
The people of the parsan requested many times to the local government representatives, and after four years? struggle they have been able to receive a bundle of waterpipe costed only fifty thousand rupees which was equal to nothing for them. The people of the area in group, and individually, reached out to concerned public and private sector departments and organizations for support but no humanitarian support was forthcoming for much deserving people.
Through this report the people of parsan request to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and district government of Chitral for urgent support in rehabilitating the water supply system of the people living in a far-flung area of Lotkho valley. They also request the authorities of Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) to rescue poor people from drought and helping them regaining their food subsistence comes from this source of water.? The government and civil society organization can provide them pipe, cement and other requirements in rehabilitating water supply system for three hamlets in village parsan.? .. ‘ChitralView’, 07 Sep 2019

Micro-hydropower station opened in Chitral village

Published on: 15/11/2017 | Comments: No comments 

?By : Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: Tuesday was a big day for the people of Shagrom village in upper Chitral as the micro-hydropower station was inaugurated to supply electricity to them.

The villagers living in the foothills of Tirich Mir peak of Hindu Kush mountain system clapped for a long time when Chitral Task Force commandant Colonel Moeenuddin inaugurated the 50 kilowatts hydropower station.

The Sarhad Rural Support Programme had executed the project under its Programme for Economic Activity and Community Empowerment at a cost of Rs9.188 million with the financial assistance of the European Union. Colonel Moeen praised villagers for braving tough climatic conditions without having access to basic amenities.

He said he would speak to the relevant government officials for the effective resolution of the people?s problems, especially those on roads, education and healthcare.

The Chitral Task Force commandant announced the opening of a dispensary in the village and construction of two additional classrooms in and provision of basic facilities to the local primary school.

SRSP district programme manager Tariq Ahmad said the Shagrom hydropower station was one of the 25 hydropower projects financed by the European Union in remote villages of the region on need basis.

He said his organisation would help the local communities with the operation and maintenance of power stations to be run as social enterprises, whose income would be used by the community for own development.

Member of Tirich tehsil council Allauddin and community leaders Abdullah and Mohammad Samad said the supply of electricity to the village would bring about a tangible change in the lives of locals and would reduce their expenditure, mostly consumed by firewood and kerosene oil.

They said the people of the valley had waited for a long time to get electricity and the SRSP and EU deserved praise for help in that respect.

Elderly villager Sher Wali said the hydropower project?s successful execution would reduce the people?s expenses on firewood and kerosene oil and thus, helping the people spend more money on other purposes.

He said the electrification of the village would help children and youths continue studying after sunset, while women would also be able to do domestic chores until late at night. Later, Colonel Moeen distributed ration and warm clothes among villagers.

Published in Dawn, November 15th, 2017