Electricity a far cry at Taja Hapa
ITANAGAR, Sept 2: When the State government is just making announcement on access to electricity without any fruitful outcome, the people of Taja Hapa circle of the East Kameng district, now Pakke Kessang, is full of criticism on the lackadaisical attitude of the State government and those ministers who represented Pakke Kessang constituency before.
People of the circle have been facing acute shortage of the basic needs since decades. It is not sure for how many more years the people of this circle have to wait more. Whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the victory in the year 2014 pledged for the rural electrification, which included connecting of more than 18,000 villages by the end of March 2019.
Secretary for Power Ajay Kuma Bhalla on October 17, 2017 had informed that the rural electrification programme launched by Prime Minister countrywide is being aggressively taken up in the State to meet the completion target of December 2018. Informing on the status of Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) in the State, he said that 895 un-electrified villages are yet to be electrified in the grid areas, which is being taken up by Rural Electrification Cooperation (REC).
The electric pole which was supposed to provide electricity connectivity to the circle has decayed, few were washed away in floods and few have been stolen. At a time when the government is emphasizing on digitalization, the circle lacks the mobile connectivity and electrification. Concerned over the wretched condition of this circle on the third day of 16th Legislative Assembly Session of State the local representative of the newly created Pakke Kessang district, Biyuram Waghe apprised the need of the district.