3.5 Lakh Households Get Electricity Under Saubhagya In J&K

| Updated: 23 July, 2022 10:16 pm IST

SRINAGAR: More than 3,57,400 households have been given electricity connection under the Saubhagya scheme in Jammu and Kashmir, government data show.

The J&K Power Development Department said that it faced many natural barriers like hilly terrains and difficult topography of the region, but expressed satisfaction that the government fulfilled the dream of inhabitants living in these places to see the light of the bulb.

For the first time after Independence, Saddal village in Udhampur district and Ganouri-Tanta village in Doda saw the light of an electric bulb ending decades of darkness in the lives of villagers.

Elders in Gnaouri- Tanta said that they were living a miserable life without electricity till now.

“Our lives have improved after we got electricity under the scheme. Our children now study at ease during night hours also. Earlier, they couldn’t study after the evening. We had to burn wood for light in our houses,” an elderly man said.

Similarly, villagers in far-flung and hilly border areas of the Nowshera sub-division in Rajouri are experiencing a big transformation in their lives after receiving electricity under the scheme.

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