Shopian: In what could be more delightful than having light in the houses, people of Dunnadi villages of Shopian in southern Kashmir got electricity for the first time since Independence.
It was a challenging task as these villages in the Keller Tehsil are remote and difficult to access. The areas are within steep hills and forests.
After a long wait, the villages have been provided with electricity under the central government scheme, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana which was launched by the Prime Minister in 2017.
The Saubhagya Scheme or Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana is a Modi government initiative through which the central government aims to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas.