Houses in Meega village yet to see lights

Over 100 families have not got power connection


After independence though Government still stresses on amelioration of villages, there exists a paradox where on one hand there are villages which are marching on the path of development but on the other hand, there are many villages which are craving for basic facilities like road, water and electricity.

There are over 100 houses located in the said villages, which have not yet got electricity connection. The families living here are most BPL families who find it difficult to make both ends meet. The families, know their condition well and have been asking for solar lights, which is more economical. They staged several protests demanding electricity connectivity but this has fallen on deaf ears.

Kerosene lamps are their source of light to ward darkness away. But 3 litre kerosene that these families receive on each ration card is not sufficient for a month. Projects like Bhagyajyothi, Kuteerajyothi have remained to be beautiful names of some projects, which have remained inaccessible to them.

H S Pandu, a resident of one of the villages, says that they have been fighting for their basic rights. They had even met Energy Minister Eshwarappa and submitted a memorandum. Nothing has been materialised so far. 

The residents say that it is a shame on the part of the government that there are villages living in darkness in this era of Information Technology and computers. They say government must provide them with basic facilities at the earliest.

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