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Madhya Pradesh: Farmer throws himself at collector's feet for power connection

Failing to get electricity after several requests, a farmer in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri fell to the feet of district collector requesting for a power connection in his field, according to a video which went viral on social media.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 31, 2018 23:27 IST
Madhya Pradesh: Farmer throws himself at collector's feet
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Madhya Pradesh: Farmer throws himself at collector's feet for power connection

Failing to get electricity after several requests, a farmer in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri fell to the feet of district collector requesting for a power connection in his field, according to a video which went viral on social media.

Waiting since morning, the farmer threw himself at district collector Anugraha P's feet as she stepped out of her office for lunch.

The video shows the collector listening to Jatav's problem briefly and assuring him to look into it.

According to Jatav, he had paid for a transformer near his field and an electricity connection on August 14.

Later talking to reporters, he said that he went to the collector as he didn't get the connection despite several requests.

As the video went viral, the district administration moved swiftly and installed the transformer near his field Sunday. However, Madhya Pradesh Power Company General Manager R K Agrawal said the complaint of the farmer was not valid.

"As per rules, the farmer is not supposed to get the power connection directly from transformer," he said.

Agrawal said the matter got delayed because Jatav was insisting for installation of a transformer.

Meanwhile, state Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi said Guna lawmaker Jyotiraditya Scindia called up the collector and directed her not to behave with people "inhumanly".

"In future, no public servant should deal with people in such inhuman manner. Hearing public problems and finding a solution to them is your moral as well as administrative duty," Chaturvedi quoted Scindia as saying.

He said the collector then directed officials concerned to install the transformer.

Shivpuri falls in Scindia's constituency.

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