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‘Pencil Village of India’ Struggles to Run its Pencil Units Due to Electricity Issues

Wokhoo village in Pulwama is known as the ‘pencil village of India’ it is located in district Pulwama. According to estimates Pulwama supplies 90% of sleds for making pencils to India. In the past few years, these factories have been suffering due to bad electricity supplies. These pencil units provide jobs to hundreds of local youth and people from other states. Approximately 4000 people are employed in these units, however, the regular electricity has been recently one of the concerns for these units to survive.

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