• She Sparks: Student Deepti Mishra ‘Lights Up’ Her Village via letter to PMO

    Power of digitisation is the new hope for India’s villages. A student of mass communication, Deepti Mishra took up an online platform to lodge a complaint to the Prime Minister’s Office in August. In a letter she appealed to the PMO about the problem of power supply in her remote village of Bhidiya or Madhuvan of Jaithara block in Etah district. After reviewing her complaint, the village finally restored electricity by the government after 11 years on Tuesday.

    “The damage caused to the line has been rectified and three transformers have been placed in the village,” said Raj Kumar, executive engineer (rural) at Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited to the Hindustan Times.

    Deepti Mishra’s complaint said that after Independence, their village was electrified in January 2005, but within six months, due to a storm, the high tension wires were destroyed. She complained that for the last 11 years no one ever attempted to reinstate power.

    The government was quick to respond to this and now Mishra is a hero in her village. One of the senior villagers commented “Deepti has done what we could not do in 11 years. She is a bright girl and had been that way even when she was a student at the village,” said Ranveer Singh Chaudhary  Hindustan Times.

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