Srinagar: Chairman People’s Democratic Front (PDF) Hakeem Yaseen on Thursday demanded immediate roll back of recent government order about 10 percent increase in water tariff in Jammu and Kashmir .
In a statement issued on Thursday Hakeem decried government decision to hike water tariff and has demanded to roll back the order in view of prevailing economic distress in Jammu and Kashmir . He said that the exponential increase in the water tariff would add to the hardships and sufferings of the people. He said the decision to hike water tariff at this crucial time speaks volumes about non seriousness of the government about the plight of common people particularly the poor and downtrodden classes of the society.
He said the economic conditions of the people of Jammu and Kashmir was very distressed as a result of the situation arisen due to abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir , post August 5 ,2019 , followed by two consequent lock downs in the wake of spread of Coronavirus epidemic.He said even as the people in general were facing an unprecedented economic distress , the government continues to add to their woes by making anti poor decisions day in and day out. PDF Chairman said that Jammu and Kashmir was a welfare state adding that government was duty bound to provide all the basic facilities to the people without considering monetary benefits.