The present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gives a total of 2,25,722 electricity connection to rural establishments including households in 961 villages under ten upazilas of the district in last nine years, an official said today.
General Manager (GM) at Palli Bidduth Samity (PBS) here Mojibur Rahman said Rural Electrification Board (REB) and PBS Netrakona installed 3,871 kilometers electric lines and four power sub-stations in 961 villages between 2009 and 2018 years to reach power at the doorsteps of people for materializing premier’s dream.
Then around 2,25, 722 rural establishments including households, commercial hubs, agro-based industrial houses and educational, health care and other institutions in the district were brought under rural electrification network, he said.
Apart from this, electricity connection has been given to the rural hats, bazar, mosques, temples and other religious institutions, he added.
The official also said that the rural electrification network has created wider opportunities for the rural people who are taking different agro-based income generation initiatives by taking benefits of rural electrification boosting rural economy with improving their livelihood conditions.
While visiting villages brought under electrification network this correspondent found changing lavish life style of the local people who are
now using computers, internets, televisions, refrigerators and even air coolers.
Talking to BSS, many villagers narrated their painful past saying that their villages used to plunge into darkness after the sunset and they were forced to remain houses. But now situation has changed.
They expressed their satisfaction and gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for taking special initiatives to electrify every house across the country.