Why Leisang, India’s ‘Last Village To Be Electrified’, Has Relapsed Into Darkness


Why Leisang, India’s ‘Last Village To Be Electrified’, Has Relapsed Into Darkness

As dusk set in on April 28, 2018, on this lush, remote village, a much-anticipated moment finally arrived–electric light bulbs lit up the dark, as whistles, and shouts of joy accompanied the pealing of the local church bell.

Leisang had finally been connected to the electricity grid, four years after other villages in the block, during which period the villagers had persistently knocked at government offices’ doors.

None less than Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Leisang’s electrification, using the occasion to declare that the rural electrification target of the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana to supply power to 18,452 census villages had been achieved. Read more

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