Bengaluru: Many villages in the Nowshera sub-division in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir will now have electricity. 

As surprising, perhaps, shocking as it may sound, these villages had no access to electricity in the last 70 years!

The endeavour to electrify these villages was taken up by the Union government under the flagship Saubhagya scheme.

Reports add that the villages had no electricity even after 70 years of Independence. While speaking on the laudable development work in Rajouri, a local resident Abdul Hamid was quoted by ANI as saying “We’re grateful to govt. Earlier, our children couldn’t study. We had to go to another village to get phones charged,” he stated.