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Electricity to 3 nagaland villages restored after 19 years!!

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NagalandFor three villages Yongnyah, Yongshei and Tangha in Longleng district, the winter of 2008 would remain long remembered – they celebrated Christmas with  lights, after 19 long years without power supply. For the three villages sharing a total population of more than 22,200 under Yongnyah EAC headquarters, electricity became a memory after a main power transformer broke down in year 1989. And remained so.

That was until the intervention of the Nagaland Power Minister Doshehe Y Sema following a meeting with him with local leaders during May last year. Leaders of the Yongnyah, Yongshei & Tangha Students’ Union accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary for Transport P. Dako Phom, had an audience with the Power minister. In the meeting the plight of the people was highlighted and subsequently a memorandum was submitted. The memorandum requested that electricity in the three affected villages be restored. The three villages have been “living in darkness” for 19 years.

The Yongnyah, Yongshei and Tangha villages in Longleng district have a population of more than 22,200 under Yongnyah EAC headquarter as administrative center. The villages, about 25 to 28 kilometers away from the district headquarter, remained deprived of electricity facilities following the breakdown of a main power transformer in year 1989. However, this time around through strong directives from the high authorities of the Power department, electricity was restored in all the affected villages with effect from December 24.

“Last year I spent the Christmas in my village and unlike those past Christmas, I saw the church being decorated with dazzling lights and the village was resounded with loud music from the music players…”said Shanthong Phom, advisor to the ENSF. “If the Power department had put a little more timely effort to repair or replace the faulty machinery, the re-electrification works would not have taken a heavy toll on themselves and the people would not have suffered so much for so many years.” he added.

Source - morungexpress


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