Jal Satyagraha of villagers for electricity in village
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Satna (Madhya Pradesh) The transformer in the village was burnt, two months passed, but the electricity department could not fix the transformer despite receiving a complaint. In such a situation, the villagers living in darkness for two months have started the water satyagraha.This is the situation of village Atarabediya Kala in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, where five villages of the same panchayat falling in the highlands area have not been getting electricity for the last two months.To supply electricity to these villages, the electricity company has supplied with a single transformer. The villagers met with the power officials about this problem but did not get anything except assurance from two months. Troubled villagers have started water satyagraha for electricity in the village from September 5 Farmer Amit Gautam, who is doing water satyagraha, tells 'Village Connection', "The transformer in the village has been burnt for two months.
The power officials have also been made aware of this problem but they are not listening so we are forced to start the water satyagraha. Have had to do In the village Panchayat Dhaneh coming in the high district, Atavedda, Itma, Dhaneh, Madhau and Umaria villages come. There are about 2500 people living in these villages. Out of these, 1500 people have been staying without electricity for two months due to transformer burning. Another villager Kedar Prasad Tiwari says, "The memorandum was conveyed to the executive engineer of Maihar with the problem of transformer. He said that the payment of the outstanding bill Only then will the transformer be installed.The rest is of some people but the entire public is being harassed. So people are immersed in water. This satyagraha will continue from 10 am to 6 pm until the demand is met.
According to the data received so far from the Maihar division in Satna Circle of Madhya Pradesh East Region Power Distribution Company, Jabalpur, about 50 lakh rupees of the burnt transformers in the village Ataravedia owe about Rs 8 lakh. The regulation provides for changing the transformer on submission of 10 percent of the total bill or 50 percent of the outstanding bill.The villagers had also given a memorandum in this regard to Maihar, an executive engineer, on 4 September. For more information, several attempts were made to contact the Executive Engineer on mobile but he did not pick up the phone.
Here Subhash Pandey of the National Kisan Mahasangh tells 'Village Connection', "Due to the poor arrangement of the electricity department, the Ataravedia and its associated villages are not able to burn electricity. The Kisan Mahasangh is still doing the water satyagraha. Even then, do not agree So we will be forced to launch a fierce movement.