MP village lights up 63 yrs after independence

Nearly 63 years after Independence, a village situated on a hillock near here, got its first ever electricity connection.

Indore: Nearly 63 years after Independence,
a village situated on a hillock near here, got its first ever
electricity connection.

Koparwel, a tiny village with 20 households, broke into
jubilation with the lighting of a bulb in one of its huts this
Friday.
Ambaram is the first villager to get the electricity
connection.

No sooner was his house brightened by a CFL bulb,
villagers worshipped the instrument, distributed "prasad" and
burst firecrackers.

"It is a matter of joy that electricity has come to our
village," Ambaram said.

Children are happy that they will have electricity to
study at night and bid adieu to lanterns shortly while the
youths are glad that they will not have to go to neighbouring
village to charge their cell phone batteries, he said.
However, it was not an easy task to electrify Koparwel.

"It was a challenge to electrify Ambaram`s place given
that the village is situated on the hilltop," Madhya Pradesh
Western Distribution Company Limited (MPWDCL) Chief Engineer
Sanjay Mohase said.

In two to four days, other houses in the village too will
get electricity connection, he said.

PTI

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