Over hundred villages in Jammu and Kashmir are “un-electrified”, the state’s Power Development Minister Sunil Kumar Sharma has said adding efforts were on to ensure power supply reaches them by the end of next month.
Sharma’s comments come a week after the Centre claimed all villages in India had access to electricity. A total of 102 villages in Jammu region remain un-electrified and all out efforts are on to cover these villages. We are hopeful of electrifying these villages by June 30 this year, Sharma told reporters here on Saturday.
He said the work to electrify these villages was on at war footing as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it his priority to provide electricity to each and every household in the country. Read More
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