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PM Modi's mission to electrify 100% villages remains unaccomplished
72 years on, Doda villagers await electricity
5/12/2019 11:46:45 PM
Abid Hussain Wani

Early Times Report

Doda, May 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to electrify 100% villages across the India has remained unaccomplished dozens of villages in Doda district are without electricity even after 72 years of independence.
Irony is that no progress has been made on the ground despite central government allocating crores to electrify these villages. Even in the 21st century, the students of Doda village are forced to use candles or wooden sticks to prepare for studies.
Talking to Early Times, a local resident of Panchayat Bhatoli said that the villages waiting for electricity in Doda district include Kokra, Dhinda, Dadwar Dhansar, Bhatana of Kahara tehsil. "I not seen electricity till date. There are only a few affluent people in our area who have installed solar panels in their homes. The government t had sanctioned power for our villages few years ago but till date nothing has been done to electrify these hamlets."
In Dessa area, Dawar kund, Kothi, Proli, Nagnial, Batla, Ghotal, Grama and many other villages are still without electricity. According to locals residents these villages are located on a hilltop, just few kilometers from the road and have more than 500 households with a population of around 3000. "We are waiting for electricity since independence. The claims of the central government about providing adequate funds to electrify these villages have just remained confined to papers only. Nothing concrete has been done on the ground," local said.
They said that Deen Dayak Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojana has proved to be damp squib in these villages.
"We have been facing multiple problems in absence of electricity in this modern era. Despite several pleas to political representatives and civil administration, nothing has been done to provide electricity to our villages. Politicians visit us just to seek votes during election season," they added.
It is pertinent to mention here that, Chenab Valley is known for hydroelectric power projects, but its own people are living in darkness.
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