“The pole was damaged in a storm in 2016, and since then nobody has repaired it, and we have had no electricity,” Chandrabahan, a resident of the village of Pachaunda in Mehrauni, Lalitpur said, while summing up the biggest problem in his village that has now lasted almost three years straight. The village has been in the dark since mid-2016, and it has continued to impact residents’ lives gravely.
“The lack of electricity has been particularly harmful to our crops, since we are not able to irrigate our fields in a timely manner,” explained Abhishek, a farmer. And the water problems extend inside their homes too.
“People with borewells can’t get drinking water without electricity,” he said, and added what is a crucial problem large chunks of Bundelkhand has recently been facing, “as you know, water rarely comes up from mere hand pumps nowadays.” Read More
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