Sun sets at 3 pm in this village

Sun sets at 3 pm in this village
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Generally non-descript villages are called sleepy villages. Kodurupaka, situated in the midst of hillocks in Sultanabad mandal could be aptly described as a sleepy village since it witnesses dusk as early as 3 pm every day.

Sultanabad (Peddapalli): Generally non-descript villages are called sleepy villages. Kodurupaka, situated in the midst of hillocks in Sultanabad mandal could be aptly described as a sleepy village since it witnesses dusk as early as 3 pm every day.

The villagers of Kodurupaka are compelled to light the lamps by 5 pm as it is dark by that time due to the hillocks surrounding the village. Moreover, there is a huge hill in the west side of the village behind which the sun goes down by 3 pm. The village that consists of 2,000 population experiences extreme heat during summer and extreme cold during winter. Particularly during winter and monsoon, it becomes dark very early.

There is very minimal number of power connections in the village which has no bus facility. The villagers are compelled to engage auto rickshaws to reach the mandal headquarters which is 14 km away. Surprisingly, the district headquarters is only 4 km away from the village. But they have to go to mandal headquarters for anything official. The villagers mainly prefer to go to Peddapalli for any transaction.

Sri Lakshmi Lambuladri Narasimha Swamy temple is situated in the village. The priest of the temple claims that the temple is 5,000 years old. Kodurupaka village upa sarpanch Raja Gowd said their village was popularly called as ‘Mudu Jamula Kodurupaka’. The village panchayat office which is being run in a rented building would be getting a new structure soon, he added.

He appealed to the government that the villagers should be provided with public transportation facility in place of auto rickshaws. They badly need drinking water facility and more power connections. The upa sarpanch said if a check dam was built on Hussain Mia rivulet, the irrigation water problem of the village could be solved.

By A Karunakar

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