Here is the story about few remote villages in Maoists affected Jharkhand. It describes how CRPF changed night life of villagers and brings rays of hope. All circumstances and facts has been shared by senior officers of CRPF :
Karamdih village in Latehar district of Jharkhand has been one of the most dominant epicenters of Maoist activities. Situated under shadow of Burha Pahar, it has notoriously remained their strategic standby to organize logistics and traverse routes. As it is geographically locked from the mainstream because of peculiar terrain, it has been many a times out of the reach of administration. Thus, in order to regain control over this tactical stronghold of Maoists, troops of 112 Battalion Central Reserve Police Force were shifted to Karamdih on June 20, 2018.
During the visit of Sanjay Lathkar, IG Central Reserve Police Force Jharkhand to this camp on Aug 17, 2018, it was astonishing to see that people in these villages were left to moonlight as the Sun sets in. While CRPF camp remained shining & electrified during the dusk, it was heartwrenching to feel gloomy dark blackness around. With the team of officers, it was deliberated if some arrangements could be made to bring rays of light & hope in the lives of villagers after sunset.
And within a week, utilizing the available resources, CRPF laid out temporary electric line, connections with LED bulbs from available Generator & electrified 10 households of Karamdih and Khamikhas village, on the outskirts of the camp. Farthest house being around 200 meters away, approx 60 villagers got electricity.
Daily household chorus which were ceased post sunset remain alive now with buzzing activity. It has become a boon especially for infants, ladies and students.
This small step has triggered humongous hope in their lives and they are now aspiring to break the existing shackles. With tremendous joy and excitement, these villagers have also begun to develop enormous faith and trust for the Central Reserve Police Force & Govt which shall be a massive blow for the Maoism. Whenever Central Reserve Police Force camp illuminates now, these houses also brighten up. More than the ambiance, its their lives which have begun to enlighten.