Modi said on Monday, "Out of 18,000 unelectrified Modi said on Monday, "Out of 18,000 unelectrifiedvillages, more than 10,000 villages have been electrified(during NDA regime). The village of Nagla Fatela is only threehours from Delhi, but it took more than 70 years for it to getelectricity. I have been told they are with us, watching thiscelebration of Independence Day." This kicked up a row as the village, according toreports, continues to be in darkness. "Yet villagers, according to the same reports, paid amonthly electricity bill. How?" wondered Goyal. He pointed to official communication received by hisministry since 2013 for electrification of Hathras districtand the many villages within it, including Nagla Fatela. Sanction letter was issued in January 2014 andcommunication from DVVNL informed in November 2015 that theproject for electrifying several villages, including NaglaFatela, was completed. The completion certificate has signatures of stategovernment officials as well as the contractor for the job,Accurate Transformers, in 2014. The notice sent by REC to DVVNL sought explanation onmedia reports that quoted chief engineer VS Gangwar as sayingthat the village was electrified many years ago, but onlythrough "katia" (illegal) connections. "You may also clarify, why, if the infrastructure workhad been completed and certified on October 30, as reported byDVVNL, no connection has so far been released to households,including BPL households and the infrastructure remainedunderutilised after spending public money, including GOIgrant. In case your reply is not received within three days,action as deemed appropriate will be initiated," the noticesaid. PTI KKS ANZMR


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