Several Kupwara villages still without electricity

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Srinagar, September 07, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the residents of several villages in Machil area of Kupwara district expressed resentment against the authorities for failing to provide them with electricity. The residents said that the much-hyped power station which was inaugurated last year does not cater to the entire area of over two dozen villages and instead is confined to only two villages.

“I am unable to figure out why only two villages are getting electricity from the newly-established power station and the remaining villages have been left out. What was the fun of glamorising the power station at the national level if it does not fulfil the basic aim,” a local from Chontwari Machil said.

Another resident said that they were promised substantial supply of electricity at the time of the inaugural ceremony of the power station but nothing had changed since then. Barring Machil and Duddi, the remaining villages are being provided only a few hours of electricity from a generator installed in the area several years ago.

“We were much optimistic that electricity will be provided to rest of the villages after LG Manoj Sinha’s visit to Machil last year but almost a year has passed and the people belonging to far-flung areas of Machil continuously to live without the basic right,” said Muhammad Jamal, a former Sarpanch of Duddi.

The villages which continuously reel under darkness include Poshwari, Dapal-Misri Bahak, Katwara, Chontwari Payeen, Chontwari Balla, Doban, Ring Payeen and Ring Balla. According to locals, over 3000 households in these villages with more than 18,000 population do not have the electricity.

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