Power shortage in Jammu and Kashmir villages

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Doda (Jammu and Kashmir), May 18 (ANI): The non-availability of electricity has created problems for the people residing in over 35 villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District.

The villagers are forced to use traditional means of light, like oil lamps, firewood and candles to carry out their routine tasks.

"The Ministers are well aware of the electricity crisis we are facing. At the time of elections, they promised that electricity will be provided within three days, but nothing has been done till now," said Ghulam Rasool, a villager.

Villagers complained that they face numerous problems especially while walking at night, asserting that they have repeatedly approached the concerned officials but nothing has been done so far.

The officials, however, said that they are awaiting sanction of plans to sort out the problem.

"We have proposed schemes to solve out the problem of electricity crisis in the area. We are now waiting for those schemes to get sanctioned. Once the schemes get sanctioned all the problems will e solved," said Jameel Ahmed, an electricity department official. (ANI)

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