The light that never comes
Affected by natural wear and tear the transformer installed long back too has become defunct and has to be replaced if ever the government rethinks to provide electricity to the village. The same is the story of the electric poles. While wild creepers have destroyed some of the poles. some others have been rendered useless due to nature`s onslaught.
Though efforts were made three months ago to provide electricity to the village under the Biju Gram Jyoti Yojna and materials were brought in and the village workers were engaged by the department for planting new poles, electrification work has come to a halt as the contractor has left the job already. The workers even have not received their dues.
Officials of the electricity department only provide assuranes that electrification work would start very soon. The villagers have only one choice. They have to believe their words. That is what they have been doing for the last twenty years and dreaming to a glowing bulb. No one knows when that dream will be fulfilled for over hundred and fifty families living in village Gundabaju.