Going into details.. Tethan village in Doru Block of Anantnag District, Jammu and Kashmir has no electricity facility for the last 75 years. There are 60 families in this remote hilltop village. Around 200 people live here. People living there used to live their lives by burning kerosene lamps, candles and traditional wood. The authorities have worked hard to provide electricity facility to this hilly village. Since independence, the authorities have taken steps to provide electricity to this village under the welfare scheme of the central government.
The officials of the electricity department, who started the work last year, installed a 63 KV transformer in the village after a lot of hard work. Electricity is provided to every house. Fayaz Ahmed Sofi, technical officer of the electricity department said that 63 KV transformer with 38 high tension lines and 57 LT poles has been installed to provide electricity in the village. Presently, it has been revealed that there is uninterrupted power supply in Tethan village.
“Today we saw electricity for the first time. Since my childhood, we lived between candles and kerosene lamps. We did not know TV or cell phone because of the lack of electricity. Electricity has come over the years. Our children now study in the light of electricity. They are happy. The generations before us have seen the miracle of electrification. Couldn’t see. At least we are seeing electricity. Thanks to the officials who worked hard to make our dream come true.” 60-year-old Zafar Khan from the village expressed happiness.
As this village is located in a remote hilly area, the works to provide electricity have started in early 2022. Electricity officials said that many problems like tapping of high tension line have arisen due to its location in the hills. However, he said that it is a pleasure to provide light to the remote village which has been in darkness for years.
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