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“Full Electrification” Still Leaves Out Many in Rural India

/ July 8, 2019

The central government claimed India had achieved “full electrification” in April 2018, but evidence from VV’s network of correspondents proved otherwise. In this piece, we revisit our #Battigul (no electricity) campaign to see if the situation has changed.

What do the Kashmir election results say about nationalism and separatism?

/ January 2, 2015

The Prime Minister said he “saw people’s faith in democracy” in the voter queues in Kashmir last month, and the Defence Minister claimed that Pakistan was “unnerved by the 72 per cent voter turnout” in the state. There was unusually high voter turn out in the recently concluded Kashmir state...

Scheme After Scheme Fails the Electricity Dream

/ April 28, 2015

Salgadih Village, Khunti District, Jharkhand | Amita Tuti A majority of Jharkhand, the coal centre of India, comes to a standstill each evening as the sun fades away. Most villages and cities see electricity for only about 5-6 hours a day. There are still other villages where there is no...

35 families lived the year without electricity in Kashmir

/ December 22, 2014

A kerosene lamp sits on the switchboard of the transformer stand in Wandelvangam, Jammu & Kashmir. It is in lieu of the electricity to be provided by the switchboard. The residents of the area haven’t had any electricity for about eight months now.   “He (the Executive Engineer of the...

An entire community kept in the dark

/ November 27, 2014

Ansara village, in Jahanabad district of Bihar, hasn’t had electricity for decades. In this report, Community Correspondent Asha Devi captures the lives of thousands of people who have lived their life in darkness. CALL TO ACTION: Call Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Varma, Block Development Officer of Makhdumpur Block, on +91-843118078, and...

Salahpur residents still crippled without electricity

/ August 28, 2014

The dalit suburban of Salahpur in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh houses 1000 people. Communities like dalits, gaud & vishwakarma live here. These 1000 people have never witnessed electricity in the leisure of their own homes. 67 years post independence, electricity remains a dream for the people of Salahpur. The...

I’ll set up your electricity connection, but won’t provide you with electricity

/ July 2, 2014

In accordance with the Rajeev Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme, Below Poverty Line (BPL) families should receive free electricity from the Government.  However residents of Singhjhor village, though connected to the electricity supply are not receiving electricity.    Call to Action:  Residents need you support to put pressure on the Site...

Help empower Mahagaon residents to receive Electricity

/ June 18, 2014

Having no electricity in the 21st century is unthinkable to most of us.  However this is the reality for 150 families from Mahagaon village who had been promised electricity for the past 1.5 years.  They are still waiting.  Having complained to the relevant officials the only reply the have received...