A tribal village in Chhattisgarh, which was deprived of power supply since independence, has got electricity connection for the first time in 70 years. The Jokapatha village in Balrampur district is situated in a mountainous region of the state. #WATCH VIDEO: Jokapath village of #Chhattisgarh gets electricity for the first time since independence! pic.twitter.com/vpy5Ebx12i — ANI (@ANI) December 17, 2017 × The village's sarpanch (headman) expressed his happiness over the development and said that the village's children would finally be able to study well and progress in life. "We are very happy now that we finally have electricity in our village, now our children can study well and progress in life," the Sarpanch of Jokapath village told ANI. The students of the village said they did not like their village to be in darkness and were happy that they had electricity now. The chief minister Raman Singh-led state government has provided electricity connections to the several villages after independence. The chief minister announced the electricity development project for the village following which the authorities ordered that the village be provided with surplus power.