Children Worry About Safety and Studies in this Village Without Electricity

Bindhani VIllage, Kanhachatti Block, Jharkhand | Reshmi Devi

"When the oil lamp goes off, we aren't able to study or finish our homework," says a young girl. Even though electricity poles and wires were set up in the village in 2010, each evening Bindhani plunges into a terrifying darkness.

Residents are annoyed because the neighbouring village 200 metres away has electricity. That Jharkhand's coal provides electricity to neighbouring states but does not cater to the needs of its own most under-served communities is baffling.

After watching this video you can help community correspondent Reshmi bring electricity to Bindhani.

Call to Action: Please call the Executive Engineer of the Electricity Department on +91 9431135710 and ask him to ensure that residents of Bindhani get access to electricity immediately.


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