This village in Chhattisgarh gets electricity for the first time since Independence


This village in Chhattisgarh gets electricity for the first time since Independence

For the first time since Independence, electricity made its way into the Jhalpi Para village in Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur district after the media highlighted its plight. It was around the same time last year that the village made headlines after it finally got electricity connections as the district administration installed solar panels for every family, however, the state provided electricity continued to elude them.

Situated in a Naxal prone area, the government’s initiatives have failed to reach this village, forcing the local residents to spend nights in dark.  “We felt as if we were still the slaves of Britishers as even after more than 70 years of Independence there had been no electricity here. We want to thank the media for amplifying this issue.

Earlier also we had approached the concerned officials, MLAs etc but no one heard us, it is after the media highlighted  this problem they took note of it,” a local was quoted as saying by ANI.  Read More

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