DDC Kathua flags off LED distribution vans under UJALA scheme

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Rural electrification drive under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan to cover 19 villages

KATHUA: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kathua, Rohit Khajuria flagged off three LED distribution vehicles under ‘UJALA’ scheme to cover 19 different villages under first phase of the programme at DC office on Tuesday.

While speaking on the occasion, DDC disclosed that district administration has devised a calendar to cover rural habitations under ‘UJALA’ Scheme where villages namely Padyari, Mirpur Jagoo, Nagrota, Kore Punnu, Flote, Budhi of Barnoti block, village Bigwan, Narolian, Badala, Chack Sardar Desa Singh, Maha, Flote, Mirpur Ram, Kirpal, ChackGadhar, Jarai of Kathua block, village ChackNathal of Hiranagar block and village Dharamkote of block Billawar will be covered starting from 17th April 2018 to 5th May 2018. The families of the villages will be provided LED bulbs at subsidized cost Rs 50 per LED bulb.

The DDC, according to an official handout, informed that rural electrification campaign under ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ is also initiated wherein teams of Power Development Department will organise camps in all 19 identified villages under first phase to ensure power connections to all households

He appealed people to avail this opportunity to get valid electricity connection along with LED bulbs to avoid any disconnection. He directed officers and field staff of PDD to ensure no house shall be left out.

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