Srinagar, April 10 -- Several renowned springs in Tral town and its adjacent areas in south Kashmir's Pulwama district are facing a dire threat to their existence due to official neglect, raising concerns among residents.

According to residents, the springs in Tral town and its surrounding areas are on the brink of extinction due to both public apathy and governmental indifference. They lamented that people have been discarding waste, including polythene and diapers, into these water bodies, posing a severe threat to their survival.

The Batnag Spring, once renowned for its fresh water and utilized by the entire area for drinking and irrigation purposes, has witnessed significant pollution over the last two decades.

Residents said they ...