68 years after Independence, power lights up dark life in this UP village
MOHANLALGANJ (Lucknow): “Kamaal hui gawa,” exclaimed 58-year-old Nankau Lodhi, as he excitedly pulled out a black and white TV that lay buried under a heap of clothes and paper in a trunk. After all, it was time to finally switch it on.
The TV had not been used for years since Lodhi’s son, who lives in a city, had discarded it as there was no electricity in Lodhi’s Sheetalkhera village, which is barely 25km from Lucknow.
In October, Sheetalkhera finally became one of hundreds of villages across the country that has been provided electricity for the first time since independence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s referred to this rural electrification drive at a function in Delhi on Friday and said the Centre electrified over 3,000 villages against a target of 1,900 in first 100 days of his rule.
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it shame for Congress that even after 68year of independence, still we have no electricity in villages. great work Peeyush sir and Modi sir.
surendra • anon • 1 hour ago
Good work modiji. I am for BJP.
salil • anon • 1 hour ago
We’ll done BJP and modiji. Shame in congress that 66 year’s rule bright zilch here!
Shame on Congrsss leaders engaged in Government bashing rather than recognising the developments.
u.p. has given number of prime ministers but so back ward in electrification of rural villages,that happens in modi govt only,give time to modi sir every thing will change to good and progress.
On one hand we are test firing Agni Missiles and on the other the villages don’t have electricity. I am happy the things are changing. I don’t know how many villages still don’t have electricity. I hope they too will have the facility soon. And if Modi is responsible for this progress, then I am thankful to him
Rahul Gandhi claims the credit for he says it was the idea of Congress and Modi only copied it!!!
Hey this is because of us. We have been doing work to electrify. But now modi govt just switched on the bulb. I am congress. Hey whatever happens was started by us. Modi is just inaugurating. He does nothing.;)
india will always remain backward
sidestep story of a nation who cannot provide a basic necessity of its citizens what good are all the billionaires in this countr