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Shock laga! Power-less Kulgam residents get Rs 7794 bill
9/23/2017 11:03:11 PM
S T Haq
Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Sept 23: The inhabitants of Asnoor Reshipora village in south Kashmir's Kulgam district have received electricity bills even as they haven't consumed electricity from past two years. Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Reshipora told Early Times that "two years ago we used to receive electricity that was almost invisible. We asked the PDD to either provide us transformers or get electricity supply disconnected. They chose the latter, plunging our village into darkness."
"But to our surprise, few days back electricity bills were dispatched to 10 households amounting to Rs 7794 each, while as 43 households are without electricity," said Farooq.
Asnoor Reshipora is a village of Damhal Hanjipora assembly constituency which is represented by Abdul Majeed Padroo.
A delegation from the area had visited the office of Governor Vohra to get their problems redressed. "We had given many representations to many ministers, but our pleas fell on deaf ears," Farooq added.
Sources said a year ago 15 electric poles were dumped in the village and are now rusting. "In this age of technology, how is it possible that a small village consisting of 60-75 households could be left without electricity?" asked another resident of the village. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that electricity has reached 10,000 villages out of 18,000 unelectricified villages across the country. But our Asnoor Reshipora village is still reeling under darkness," the villagers said.
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