January 18: The Tanta Village in J&K’s mountainous Doda district received electricity for the first time on Sunday, ending decades of darkness.
The electrification of the village was taken up on the orders of J&K’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj sinha after a group of locals put forth their grievance before him at the last ‘LG’s Mulaqaat-Live Public Grievance Hearing’ program.
The LG directed the Doda district administration to ensure the electrification of the remote village within one month. Following the orders, the District Administration swept into action and the task of electrifying the remote village was completed in a record time of 10 days.
Acting upon the directions of LG, the district administration, in coordination with the(JPDCL) and Shalaka (a real estate company) officials, started the work despite adverse weather conditions, which made the task extremely difficult.
To celebrate the historical moment with the villagers, Doda District Development Commissioner (DDC), Dr. Sagar D Doifode visited the village and formally declared it as electrified by lighting up a bulb amid huge rounds of applause by the elated locals.