After 75-years of Independence, Kashmir’s village receives electricity connection


Villagers of Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir had a ‘Swadesh’ moment on Tuesday, as the Tethan village in Dooru block of Anantnag district of South Kashmir received electricity connection for the first time since independence.

Reports have confirmed that electricity has reached the remote village – population of 200 people – under the centrally sponsored PM Development Package scheme. Jubilant villagers started dancing around as the first light bulb lit in the village for the first time. Check out the video.

According to reports, people of this village relied on traditional wood as the source of energy and used lamps and candlelight. Fayaz Ahmad Sofi, Technical Officer, Power Development Department told ANI that they had started the process of networking in 2022.

“We had started the process of networking in 2022. But there was an issue of tapping of a High-Tension line. Today electricity was provided to this remote area. We installed a 63 (KV) transformer here. Residents of this village have seen electricity for the first time after 75 years,” Mr. Sofi said.

According to office, a transformer, 38 high-tension lines and 57 LT poles (a total of 95 poles) have been installed in this village, providing electricity to 60 houses.

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