Coimbatore: 17 Years On, Lok Sabha Elections Help Power School


Coimbatore: 17 Years On, Lok Sabha Elections Help Power School

Mega sops for the electorate, allegations of voter inducement, imposition of the model code of conduct among others typically mark the run-up to elections in the world’s largest democracy. But, getting an electricity connection almost after two decades ahead of the polls? Strange, but true.

A 17-year-old panchayat middle school near Coimbatore has got electricity after it was declared a polling centre for the Lok Sabha elections.

The Dhoomanur panchayat middle school, which has around 48 students in Classes I to VIII, was started in 2002 to ensure children in Dhoomanur and neighbouring villages, including Chaembukarai and Kaattusalai, did not have to travel up to Anaikatti or down to Thadagam to attend school. Read more

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