This village of Ladakh gets electricity for first time after 73 years

Many villages in India still not have access to electricity. There is a village in Leh district that has now got to experience electricity. They have now electricity-run bulbs in their small homes.
So, this is Photoksar, a village is between Ladakh’s two prime high-altitude passes. Also, it took seven decades for this village to get access to power supply after India independence.

As per latest reports,

the inauguration of the NHPC power grid line for Photoksar village was by Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh Tashi Gyalson.

This village in Ladakh gets electricity for the first time
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The natives of Photoksar are happy with the arrival of electricity in their homes. They are looking forward to a life of more ease and comfort. Also, this will help them encourage tourism activities soon.

Talking about the Photoksar village, it is about 165 km from the nearest airport city of Leh. It is a little beyond the Sisir-La Pass.
As per reports, the Central government will also introduce power supply to more villages in regions. These include Skyumpata, Lingshed, Yulchung, Nyraks and Dipling in near future.

So, now if you want, you can visit the place to see how their lives were without electricity!

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