I’ll set up your electricity connection, but won’t provide you with electricity

Two years ago, Singhjor was given an electricity connection, but no measures have been taken to allow residents to actually receive electricity.


In accordance with the Rajeev Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme, Below Poverty Line (BPL) families should receive free electricity from the Government.  However residents of Singhjhor village, though connected to the electricity supply are not receiving electricity.

VV-Correspondent Abhisek Das reports from Singhjhor village, Nuapada district, Odisha where residents such as Manoj Baitharu have been deprived of electricity.  250 BPL cardholders have been affected.

“Our houses were electrified.  But electric connection has not yet been provided from the main line.”

Two years ago the village was given an electricity connection but since then no measures have been taken to allow residents to get the electricity that they are entitled to. School children are unable to study properly. Residents are not receiving outside communication via the TV news. Finally, and perhaps more importantly, the water pump that works on electricity is not powered up and is therefore not getting water. Altogether, 5,000 people are affected.

However, let’s not despair. In a similar video, Sunita Kasera, our Community Correspondent, has shown the positive impact electricity can have for villagers in Dughati, Rajasthan. Their lives lit up with the coming of electricity in their village. Thus, you too can help make a positive impact for these residents.

Call to Action: Residents need your support to put pressure on the Site Residential Manager so that he provides electricity to Singhjhor. Mr. Basant Kumar Behere, Site Residential Manager, National Thermal Power Corporation, Nuapada district, Odisha, Tel: +916678221289. Originally published by Video Volunteers here.


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