TEZPUR, July 20 - �Do you have electricity facility in your Ghogra Kochari Gaon? Where do charge your mobile phone? Earlier what did you do? Have your problems been solved now? Such questions were asked yesterday by Prime Minister Modi while trying to know the feelings of the women of the Dhekiajuli Ghora Kochari gaon area in Sonitpur district regarding various developmental projects initiated by the BJP government during the last four years in the country.
The Prime Minister who was interacting through the video conferencing programme through the DC�s conference hall here, besides other villagers of the north-eastern states including Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur also wanted to know from the women of the Dhekiajuli area whether they were aware of the Hima Das� laurels. Replying to the Modi�s questions, Indira Basumatary and Punibala Mochahary of Dhekiajuli Ghogra-Kochari gaon said that though during 2016 electrification was done in their Ghogra Kochari gaon, they couldn�t enjoy the total electrification. �But now under the Saubhagya scheme there every household of their village is electrified. Since there is no electricity problem in our area, we have now photo copying facility also in our village, we need not go far for fetching water as we have now water pump facilities in our homes after the electrification, nowadays our students can read under electric lights, enjoy the air of electric fan, so we are grateful to the Prime Minister of the country,� the women told Modi.
After the programme, talking to mediapersons, the women of the village under Singri GP of Dhekiajuli Development Block in Sonitpur District expressed delight and said that they are very much thankful to the Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for their long term policies for development of every citizen of the country.
The Central government is targeting the completion of the total electrification programme leaving no any household un-electrified across the country by the end of the year 2018. Taking part in the video conferencing programme, Modi said that a total of 18500 villages in the country remained un-electrified (UE), most of which have already been electrified and the remaining will be covered (electrified) by the end of the year. Modi also mentioned that three villages near the busiest city like Mumbai didn�t get the electricity facility for the last 70 years, which is very unfortunate, but today they are getting light. �There are still certain villages in the country, where due to the lack of communication during crisis they need to get food and other essential goods through helicopters, such areas are to be well-connected with electrification and road communication to foster the country�s development.� Modi said.