GENERAL(India): Hundreds of families deprived of all benefits of the government welfare programmes in Asanahar village in Sonbadra district of Uttar Pradesh

GENERAL(India): Hundreds of families deprived of all benefits of the government welfare programmes in Asanahar village in Sonbadra district of Uttar Pradesh

Asanahar village of Pati panchayat is in Sonbadra district of Uttar Pradesh. The district though known as the ‘power house’ of north India lacks all basic facilities, including drinking water, electricity, telecommunication, post office or even a Public Food Distribution (PDS) shop. The district is often referred to as the ‘power house’ after the construction of two major power stations, the Rehand power station in the sixties and the Obra Thermal Power Station in the seventies. The construction of these two power stations within sixty kilometers of each other, literally converted the Renu River into a huge lake. As the water level increased, the villagers in several villages within the catchment area of the dams that houses the power stations had to seek higher lands to live. Read more about GENERAL(India): Hundreds of families deprived of all benefits of the government welfare programmes in Asanahar village in Sonbadra district of Uttar Pradesh