Although India has been independent for more than 70 years now yet there is a long way to go before we call ourselves a developed nation. Around 3-4% of Indian villages still lack one basic amenity- Electricity. According to news by Jammu Links News a remote village of J&K got electrified for the first time. Here are a few quick facts about this villager.
Village Batambis is a remote village which is 13000 feet above sea level and 55 km away from Kargil.
The village Batambis has only 60 households with a total population of only 700 people.
The village faces extreme winters are the temperature here drops 30 centigrade below the freezing point. The village remains covered by 4-5 feet snow for around 5 months of a year.
The village still lacks mobile connectivity and the villagers have to travel to distant mountain pass, at a height of 14000 feet to access mobile signals.
The village has been electrified by a DC solar micro grid of 6kW capacity with a capability of 3 days’ backup in case of cloudy days.
The noble effort of electrifying the village was achieved efforts of the Global Himalayan Expedition, Kargil Renewable Energy Development Authority and the Eicher Group Foundation.