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Prime Minister Modi said he'll do in 5 years what wasn't done in 60 years. One of his transformative steps has been to electrify villages/towns.
This thread enumerates the tale of thirteen villages which've seen the sun shine on their fortunes in the true sense.
Place — Elephanta Island
State — Maharashtra
Population — About 1,200
A 7.5 km long undersea cable brought electricity to three villages — Raj Bander, Mora Bander, and Shet Bander.
Village — Batambis
State — Jammu and Kashmir
Population — Around 600
Electrification has become possible with the use of latest cutting-edge technology of DC solar microgrids.
Village — Chibaukhera
State — Uttar Pradesh
Resident families — 200
A 100 KW electric transformer has transformed the lives of the villagers. After this, many people bought fans, bulbs and refrigerators.
Village — Demchok
State — Jammu and Kashmir
Population — Around 80
This small village on the Line of actual Control (LAC) with China got electricity through solar power.
Village — Jokapatha
State — Chhattisgarh
Population — Around 1,700
"We are very happy now that we finally have electricity in our village, now our children can study well and progress in life," the village sarpanch said.
Village — Amdeli
State — Maharashtra
Population — Around 200
The residents of this village had to wait 70 years before they could see their homes lit up with electricity. Provision for travel via public buses was also made.
Village — Karalana
State — Jammu and Kashmir
Population — Around 250
In winter months, the village witnesses heavy snowfall and it is specifically during these months that villagers suffered a lot. But with electricity they've got relief.
Village — Bizari
State — Arunachal Pradesh
Resident families — 61
"This is the first time the village has been electrified & everybody is happy. It's good to see the faces of villagers greeting the light for the first time after so long."
Village — Damdama
State — Bihar
Population — Around 800
From using kerosene for cooking and lighting and children studying under kerosene lamplight to people utilizing full 24 hours for their tasks and businesses running smoothly, Damdama has come a long way.
Village — Bandarjan Grant
State — Assam
Population — Around 270
At nights, locals say that wild animals used to enter their land damaging their paddy. Now they say that with the help of proper electricity, they can keep an eye on their field during night.
Village — Nuaon
State — Bihar
Population — Around 1,000
Ladies, senior citizens and children used to face ill-effects of heat during summer. But after electrification, locals have it much easier. Poorly-lit parts of the village are no more a threat during nights.
Village — Pedapadmapuram
State — Andhra Pradesh
Population — Around 2,050
With electrification, locals say that children now study during night time and women cook food easily. They also have streetlights for safer roads at nights.
Village — Chepana NC
State — Assam
Population — Around 110
This village was established in 1970 and has had no electricity since. After the village got access to electricity, the villagers feel they can achieve anything.
Since independence, 18,452 villages remained unelectrified out of which 17,351 were inhabited. If we assume a mere 500 average population for each, then electrification has impacted almost 87 lakh lives, not to forget the benefit that coming generations will get.

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