This Lucknow village got electrified 69 years after Independence

Majra Faqeer Khera village in Mohanlaganj area became one of hundreds of villages across the country to be equipped with electricity for the first time since Independence.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2017 6:39 pm
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It was a day of celebration for Bitana Devi as she can finally see her dreams coming closer to reality. Situated in Lucknow, Majra Faqeer Khera village in Mohanlaganj area became one of hundreds of villages across the country to be equipped with electricity for the first time ever since independence. Many revelled when the first bulb was switched on in the house of a villager. For 31-year-old Devi, electrification assumes significance as her son can now study at any time as well as under proper lighting. “My son, a student of Class five was not able to study at night. Now he can do so,” she said.

A special drive is being carried out to electrify villages in the state. Towards that aim, General Manager of the Lucknow Electricity Supply Authority (LESA) Ashutosh Srivastava has adopted the village with an aim to ensure power lines within 20 days of its adoption. According to him, 35 connections to Below Poverty Line families and one to Above Poverty Line was given on the first day.

“I have directed all the engineers to adopt a village in their respective areas which do not have power yet. In this village, however, under the Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana of the Centre, only Rs 21 lakh was spent on creating the power infrastructure,” Srivastava was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.

59-year-old Shatrughan carries a similar story.“ We have studied and spent our lives using lanterns. Now our kids can live a better life,” he says. An overjoyed shop owner said, “ Earlier our day started with sun rise and finished with sunset but now we will have a life after sunset too. Electrification will help students, traders and farmers in increasing their output. ”

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    sunny
    Jun 13, 2017 at 4:32 am
    This is good news , but remember The state was ruled by BJP earlier what happened to that time ,many southern states are nearing 100 electrification
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    Dash
    Jun 12, 2017 at 10:54 pm
    This is one of the reasons why Modi ji is winning elections after elections. Peoples lives are changing dramatically for the better. Gas connections DBT and electrification have been the biggest achievements of Modi govt. 2019 is a sure shot due to these works.
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    girish
    Jun 12, 2017 at 10:44 pm
    no people there to comment on this, support government electrification support BJP, support narendra modi
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    KS KUMAR
    Jun 12, 2017 at 8:33 pm
    Where are Mayawati, Mulayam, Akhilesh and Rahul. Shame on these so called leaders. They are only dealers and not leaders. Will secularists now say that electricity is given to only Hindus.
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    George Cruz
    Jun 12, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    The state of UP can feel now confident to bring in the badly needed development/progress under the BJP and a great leader CM yogi. The congress leader Rahul G a n d h i did many bogus pad yatras with Akhilesh from SP and the Dalit Supremo Mayawati just to fool the people of UP but this time they voted for the BJP and already bearing fruits.
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    Sunny Nair
    Jun 12, 2017 at 7:20 pm
    The entire past leadership of UP should be shot. Bloody thieves. What an absolute bloody disgrace, disgusting lowlifes.
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