Jammu and Kashmir: Machil Sector in Kupwara gets electricity 74 years after independence

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Aug 27, 2020, 03:50 PM(IST)

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Prior to government's initiative, 20 villages in Machil Sector used to get electricity through diesel generators. But now the sector is being connected to electricity grid.

India is ramping up infrastructure along Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan. The efforts are on to improve facilities to tackle the menace of cross-border infiltration and terrorism. Some of the areas like Machil did not have electricity at all after independence. But now, government has made arrangements for 24 electricty. Soon, all villages in Machil Sector will get electricity.

Machil Sector falls under Kupwara District and has become the second sector after Keran to get round-thge-clock electricity for the first time after independence.

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Currently, 9 villages in Machil Sector have been provided electricty. But the government aims to cover all 20 villages in less than a month.

Prior to government's initiative, 20 villages in Machil Sector used to get electricity through diesel generators. But now the sector is being connected to electricity grid.

 

The Himalayan terrain is understandably difficult for any construction activity. It is even a challenge to erect electricity poles. However, the government is taking all measures to ensure that the necessary structures are erected and electricity is made available to people.

Kupwada District Collector Anshul Garg decribed this as second milestone in a month.

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Principal Secretary (Power) Rohit Kansal made a tweet in this regard as well

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