Height of PDD’s negligence

Dear Editor,
Through the medium of your esteemed newspaper I would like to draw the attention of concerned authorities towards the height of carelessness and negligence in ensuring safe distribution of power supply lines. This is evident from the fact that power supply lines have been tied to poles and trees in Village Kumral, Panchayat Malwana, Tehsil Gundna, District Doda thus posing a serious threat to the lives of people living in these areas. These power supply lines are lying naked and are an open invitation to electrocution of humans and livestock. At some places one feels surprised to find naked electric wires tied to some support atop residential houses. Moreover the wires at most of the places are decayed and worn out which cannot withstand even a few inches of snowfall. Whenever there is rain or weather vagary the power supply remains disrupted for hours despite paying full power tariff. It is pertinent to mention here that no repairs have been done since the Rural Electrification (RE) Scheme was launched decades ago in the area. Besides, the population and the topographical scenario of the residential areas has changed tremendously since then. Therefore I appeal to the concerned authorities especially those in the PDD to initiate necessary measures for removal and substitution of worn out wires, electric poles and other infrastructure in village Kumral failing which the threat to life of people and livestock will continue to loom large.
Mukesh Parihar,
Kumral, Doda.