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258 villages electrified last week

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New Delhi: Under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY), 258 villages have been electrified across the country during 15th to 21 February 2016. Out of these electrified villages, 120 villages belong to Odisha , 64 in Jharkhand, 41 villages in Assam,   19 in Madhya Pradesh 8 to Rajasthan, and 6 in Chhattisgarh. The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked on

An update on ongoing electrification process

In view of the Prime Minister Shri ’s address to nation on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01 May, 2018.  The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.

In the financial year 2015-16, which is yet to be over, 5537 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 12,915 villages, 9026 villages are to be electrified through grid, 3381 villages are to be electrified through off-grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 508 villages are to be electrified by State Government own. Total 1654 villages were electrified during April 2015 to 14th Aug 2015 and after taking initiative by Government of India for taking it on mission mode, 3883 additional villages have been electrified from 15th August 2015 to 21 February. 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 RPM meeting, sharing of list of villages which are at the stage of under energisation with the state Discom, identifying the villages where milestone progress are delayed.

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