These Leh villages have been electrified after 70 years of Independence!

Updated:10 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 05 (ANI): Power company National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) set up a transmission line in remote villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, lighting up the houses of its inhabitants for the first time since gaining freedom from Britain in 1947. Chief Executive Councilor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Sonam Dawa, who inaugurated the power supply to Umlung and Chhulungtse villages, said it was better late than never. A cultural program was held to mark the occasion. The transmission line isworth Rs.1.57 Crores. It was a tough task for the authorities to set up the transmission line due to the remoteness of the village. India plans at least 25 hydroelectric projects to harness the Himalayan waters, some of which are not trans-boundary. An acute electricity shortage has hit businesses, common people and those connected with the tourism industry in the Kashmir valley, hard.

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