Residents of the remote villages of Dunnadi in Shopian's Keller tehsil have received electricity connections under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Gar Yojana which had been launched as a flagship programme of the Government in 2017.
The said villages have been electrified by installation and commission of five transformers in a span of just a week by fast-tracking the electrification process. Apart from this, to make the development possible, authorities have installed 35-40 poles of 11 KV along with the transformers on a fast track basis. The area now has two electric cobbles.
Earlier these villages used to depend on sources like candles and oil lamps.
There still remain some far-flung regions of Kashmir Valley which continue to be devoid of electricity ever since Independence. Efforts are in progress to light up these parts of the Valley as well.
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