With electrification of Karangisarra, no village under Nagpur Rural Circle is devoid of electricity
Faith and efforts make everything possible. This saying proves true to the residents of a small village Kirangisarra where people lived in darkness yet dreamt of brightness and made efforts to lighten up the village. The efforts paid off and for the very first time, the villagers saw their dream coming into reality. Electricity reached the homes and lightened the lives of many.
Kirangisarra, a small village situated 90 km away from Nagpur and just 50 km from Parseoni Taluka has always been in dark. The village, having capacity of 63 houses and a population of just 340, is surrounded by Pench Sanctuary on the three sides while Pench reservoir engulfs the other side of the village. It’s difficult to reach the village since the 10 km road is still ‘Kachha’ and surrounded with dense forest which makes it difficult and dangerous. The villagers, thus, travel through boats for travelling purposes. Thus, providing electricity to Karangisarra was a tough row to hoe for Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).
An attempt of electrification was made earlier through solar power which proved to be a futile attempt. Due to the dense forest surrounding one third of the village and cloudy weather capturing the area most of the time, it was difficult to see sun. Thus, it failed the solar power generation scheme. The village went into dark with failure of this project. However, local people took the issue of electrification of Karangisarra to higher authorities. Their efforts bore fruits and an aid of Rs 19.11 lakh was granted under Other Tribal Sub Plan 2012-13. Under this plan, a 1.75 km long high voltage line was laid on Pench dam while 1.5 km long low voltage line and three transformers of 25 KV were put up to supply electricity to the village.
A programme was organized at Karangisarra recently to dedicate the electrification work to the villagers. Arvind Bhadikar, Superintending Engineer of MSEDCL, Nagpur Rural Circle, inaugurated the electrification work and dedicated it to the villagers. Also present on the occasion were, Executive Engineer Sachin Talewar, Assistant Engineer Hemendra Gaur, Junior Engineers Kundan Patil, Priti Fuley, Sarika Jaiswal and others.
It is to be mentioned that after electrification of Karangisarra, no village in Nagpur region is devoid of electricity and the region has achieved 100 percent electrification of every village.