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A UP village with no electricity for 9 yrs

By Mamatha
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Pipria Singipur, Aug 20: How long can one think a power failure can continue? One hour, one day, one month, but not much than this. A UP village in Pilibhit district is facing a power outage for over nine long years.

Despite of having all the power supply equipment in Pipria Singipur, nearly 700 residents of village, some 250 km from Lucknow, have been living without electricity for over nine years.

While an engineer in the power corporation says he is aware of the problem, the district administration claims it is not in the know.

"The harsh reality of our village exposes the lackadaisical approach of government officials who are supposed to work for the public and ensure that people have access to basic amenities electricity, water and roads," Rajeet Kaur, the head of Pipria Singipur, said.

Om Prakash, an engineer with the state's power corporation who is posted in Pilibhit and is supposed to look after the power supply in Pipri Singipur, said, “Yes, I am aware that the village has not got electricity for several years."

"Our staff is looking into the matter," is all he would say.

Pipria Singipur got electric supply in the mid- 1980s. Most people in the village are poor and work as labourers. Residents say they have carried out umpteen demonstrations and registered written complaints with the district authorities as well as officials of the power department, but to no avail.

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