Koderma (Jharkhand), May 21 (ANI): Farmers in Jharkhand's Koderma district are benefiting from the recent electrification of their villages.
40 villages in Chandwara subdivision of Koderma have been electrified under the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme.
The villagers are happy that darkness ends, the electricity lighting up their homes.
The biggest benefit has been to farming. The farmers can now use power-generated water pumps to irrigate their lands during dry summers.
"Our village got electricity in November 2008. Electrification of the village has really helped us. Our children can now study. It has also facilitated farming. We can use fans, watch television and charge our mobile phones. Moreover when there was no electricity, we were forced to live in the dark. But now things have changed," said Rambriksha Ram, a farmer.
The final stage of the project is underway. The project is expected to be completed within a month.
"This is in the final stage. It will be completed within a month. It has a capacity of 33/11 KB. 40 villages will get electricity from this plant," said Mohammed Hasib, Site Supervisor, Koderma Power Sub Station.
The Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme named after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was started by the government to facilitate availability of electricity for accelerated growth and enrichment of quality of life of rural population. By Girija Shankar Ojha (ANI)