Ministry of Power has electrified 160 villages last week (ending on 2nd January 2016) in the country. Out of these electrified villages, 57 villages in Chhattisgarh, 40 in Odisha, 27 in Bihar, 16 in Rajasthan, 9 in Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh each and one village falls in states of Tripura and Assam each.
Electrification of 160 villages resulted in overall increase of 42 percent over the week before of ongoing electrification process under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna( DDUGJY). In his tweet, Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy said, “Happy to share that we electrified 160 villages last week, an increase of 42% over the week before”.
In view of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages by 01st May, 2018. The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezed implementation schedule of 12 months with 12 Stage milestones for village electrification monitoring with defined timelines.