‘First Light’ Of Development In Amravati Village After Independence


Amravati: Remote tribal village Bulumgavhan in Amravati district of Maharashtra got electricity after 70 years of independence.

The ‘light’ of development finally reached Bulumgawhan, a remote tribal village in Dharni tehsil of Melghat tribal belt on Friday.

The hamlet, with a population of 689 living in 105 houses nestled in towering Satpura ranges, received electricity for the first time since Independence achieved 70 years ago.

Bulumgawhan is one of the 1,000 villages in the state adopted by CM Devendra Fadnavis. Every house has been provided power connection free of cost under ‘Saubhagya’ scheme of PM Narendra Modi.

“I do not know who has done this work, but it is good that there’s electricity,” said Sukaraibai, in her fifties. An octogenarian Manaji Pulum, said, “I have been living in darkness since my childhood. But now I am happy.”

The joy has doubled with availability of potable water from a borewell energized by solar power. MSRTC also started its service from the village on the same day. It will save them from the ordeal of walking 28km to Dharni for buying grocery and other items of daily needs.