SOURCE: E-BOOK ON SUCCESS STORIES RELEASED BY THE PRIME MINISTER ON CIVIL SERVICES DAY 2017
Nalanda was an ancient seat of learning, and people from all over Asia came for knowledge to its famed university. Today, Nalanda is a district poised to achieve 100% electrification of its villages. More than 78% of the BPL families here have been provided electricity and all effort is being made to cover the remaining.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana has brought in this change. The District Administration, with the full support of the State Government, has taken this Scheme as an opportunity to spread light across the district.
One such village which has benefitted is Musehri. Here, the villagers have finally seen electricity and are thrilled at the change it has brought in all aspects of life. Electrification has led to smiling faces. With improved education, tourist flow, healthcare and business opportunities, life for the residents has shown an upward swing. The women of the village are the happiest, no longer do they have to cook under the light of a Dhibri, the CFL bulb provides the light.
Their children are studying for longer hours and they no longer have to trudge long miles to do a simple thing like charging their mobile. For farmers and small businesses, electricity has unleashed their ambition.
Farmers are using electric pumps for irrigation and dream of more crop from the same field. Small businesses like hardware shops and cyber cafes are mushrooming all over the district. Not only is electricity being delivered under DDUGJY, but a comprehensive grievance redressal mechanism has also been put in place for consumers.
With a dedicated website, 24×7 customer care centre, monthly camps, spot-billing software, etc., the administration is leaving no stone unturned to provide quality power. there has been one more unplanned benefit – electricity has ensured that prospective brides no longer say no to the would be grooms from Nalanda.