Tamil Diplomat

No Electricity for 9% in the North

Although the war had ended 6 years back, 9% of the northern population are suffering without electricity, said a report from the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat of the Northern Provincial Council. 227, 578 applied to receive electricity for domestic use and 209,372 had been supplied with electricity and 18,206 are remaining to be supplied with electricity.

12,487 million Rupees were spent on providing electricity under “ Northern Spring” scheme. 6,759 million were spent on installation of two power stations along Jaffna – Vavuniya power grid and making the main wire connections. Although 19,246 million had been spent on regularizing the electricity supply in the last six years from 2009, but 9% are still without electricity, the report said.