The school teachers proudly proclaim that 16 out of 30 of their students scored first division marks in the SSLC in this remote village, 17 km from Shidlaghatta town, where electricity plays hide and seek on a regular basis. Assisting parents in their household chores, farming and poverty are other major roadblocks these socially and economically weaker students face.Anemadugu is among the 24 villages in the district seeing a refreshing change, thanks to ‘Gift a Thousand Lights’ campaign involving some NGOs, corporates and philanthropists, which has become a large scale movement in the entire district. Power cuts are very frequent and long, lasting almost seven to eight hours a day (sometimes 15 hours too) – in remote villages of the district.

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