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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.

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Rural Electrification: Village Sees Light of Day After a Year

 
/ September 8, 2017

Government’s promise of rural electrification went unfulfilled till Shambhu’s video roused authorities from their slumber.

Impact: Combatting Corruption

 
/ May 6, 2015

In 2005 the government of India set up ambitious plans to bring electricity to about 1,25,000 villages through the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme. In the ten years since, the crores of rupees spent to bring basic infrastructure to rural areas has had an impact. However 44.7% rural household in...

Lights Out! Jharkhand village has no electricity since past three years

 
/ May 3, 2016

As the sun sets on the horizon, darkness literally falls in the lives of families residing in a small hamlet of Dumburu of Bangaon block in Jharkhand. The village had a brief experience of electrified homes in early 2013. But it was pushed back into darkness again within six months...

Impact| Bogus Electricity Bills Worth Lakhs Waived by MSEB

 
/ March 10, 2016

The agricultural land that the farmers were in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra, given by the administration was not a well irrigated land. Therefore, administration had constructed well worth Rs. 3 lakh 46 thousand for the farmers to fetch water from this well. However it didn’t have any water level or...

Still living without electricity – RGRES/ RGGVY fails yet again in Jharkhand

 
/ September 22, 2015

Jankipur, Saraikella – Kharswan, Jharkhand | Sujeeta Tudu The implementation of Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme or RGRES/ RGGVY has failed yet again in Jharkhand. The villagers’ hopes soared when the electricity poles were brought in 10 years ago in 2005 but, the work was left incomplete. Jankipur along with 101...

Pushing for a Brighter Future

 
/ January 14, 2014

‘There has been no electricity in the Lakhapur village of Jamui District in Bihar. We have been trying for almost 10 years now and still haven’t got any sign of power coming to our village.’ says Community Correspondent Ashok who is also a resident of this village. While most cannot...

Schemes and Dreams of Electricity

 
/ January 14, 2014

“We live in an age when all our work depends on electricity. If we had electricity in this village we’d have better employment opportunities”, says Rooplal, a resident of Kauwajhar village in Madhya Pradesh. Rooplal’s village has not seen electricity for at least 25 years. VV-PACS Correspondent Surjiya Paraste reports...