Tamenglong, Jan. 7,
Despite many promise to electrify from various quarters, many villages in Tousem Sub Division of Tamenglong district is yet to see electricity.
At least 12 villages including Charinapang village, Taijijang, Tongtao, Zeiladjang, Tuisenphai, Katiang, Impa Ningdi village etc. are yet to be provided electricity in Tousem sub- division of Tamenglong district.
People of the said Sub- division of Tamenglong district is facing untold suffering due to lack of electricity, road connectivity, and poor health facility in the area.
This was found out during the touring to some villages by media persons in Tousem area.
Speaking to media person Charinapang village Chairman Ajang Riamei said that the department has promised to provide electricity to the village, however it has failed to put into action.
He said that on the promise and to the instruction of the concerned department, the villagers had cleared the jungle for electric wire line in 2017.
Moreover, the department had requested the villagers to transfer the electric posts and the villager is even ready to help transport the electric post from Imphal to the village.
However, the aspiration to get electricity is not fulfilled till date, he stated.
Ajang Riamei also appealed the concerned authority to provide electricity as early as possible.
In a shocking manner electric bulbs are hanging without electric connection as if electric bulbs are hanging for house decoration in Longjon village.
Source informed the media persons that Longjon village has been electrified in 2015. However they had stopped supply of power after few months in 2015. Despite repeated appeal to the concerned authority to resume electric supply, it went into deaf years.
Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents.