With a target of 18,452 villages, a total of 8,681 villages have been electrified
GN Bureau | July 4, 2016
As many as 152 villages have been electrified across the country during last week – from June 27 to July 3, 2016 under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).
According to a press statement issued by the government, of these electrified villages, three villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh, 49 in Assam, 54 in Meghalaya, 22 in Jharkhand, three in Rajasthan, six in Madhya Pradesh, 10 in Odisha, four in Bihar and one in Chhattisgarh.
The government has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages within 1000 days (by May 1, 2018).
The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and dividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.
So far 8,681 villages have been electrified. Out of the remaining 9,771 villages, 479 villages are uninhabited. 6,241 villages are to be electrified through grid, 2727 villages to be electrified through off-grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 324 villages are to be electrified by the state governments.
A total of 1654 villages were electrified during April 2015 to August 2015 and after taking initiative by the government for taking it on mission mode, 7,027 additional villages have been electrified from August 2015 to July 3, 2016. In order to expedite the progress further, a close monitoring is being done through Gram Vidyut Abhiyanta (GVA) and various actions are also being taken on regular basis like reviewing the progress on monthly basis during the Review, Planning and Monitoring (RPM) meeting of the ministry of power, sharing a list of villages which are at the stage of energisation with the state discom and identifying the villages where progress is delayed.
The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked here
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