Guwahati, March 21: The West Bengal government has taken notice of the fact that three villages near the Bengal-Assam border have been living without electricity, and has taken steps to rectify the situation. These villages, Purba Falimari, Chhat Falimari, and Chhit Bara Lalkuthi, are home to a combined population of around 10,000 people.
In January, residents of these villages announced that they would boycott the panchayat elections because they did not have access to electricity. This prompted officials from the TMC government to visit the villages and reassure residents that they were making efforts to provide electricity to the area.
Last month, the chief engineer of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) wrote to the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), requesting to buy power from them in order to supply electricity to these villages.
It is worth noting that this is not the first time that the two state-run companies have collaborated to provide electricity to a border outpost. In 2017, a similar agreement was made to provide electricity to a border outpost of the Border Security Force (BSF) in the Cooch Behar district.
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