IMPACT | A Three Year Long Wait For Electricity to Irrigate Fields

 

People who were displaced because of the Sardar Sarovar Dam project were rehabilitated and given land to cultivate and earn a livelihood. However, our Community Correspondent from Nandurbar, Maharashtra Chetan Salve reports that several farmers who received land did not get an electricity connection to irrigate the fields. This made the task of cultivating the fields hard for the farmers. 

For three years, farmers waited for an electricity connection but they never received it. Chetan, along with local farmers went to the local District Collector's office and submitted an application. After Chetan's intervention the local media also reported on the issue. They also received support from activists like Medha Patkar.

Today, Nandurbar farmers are happy that they finally have a electricity connection using which they can extract groundwater and irrigate their fields.

COVID 19 Second Wave Diaries: Are we prepared for the next wave? | COVID 19

 
/ October 20, 2021

Healthcare infrastructure in rural area is still poor, but government won’t stop mass gatherings and demolition drives.

How Children Became The Worst Sufferers of COVID-Induced Lockdowns in India

 
/ October 18, 2021

Lack of smartphones is one of the major factors why primary students in India are not able to take regular online classes and are forgetting the habit of going to school, take classes and make education a part of their lives.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *