96% households get electricity connections

96% households get electricity connections

The government has connected about 96% of households across the country with electricity supply, and hopes to take power lines to the rest by January 26, officials said.

The government had initially targeted March 31 as the deadline for taking electricity lines to all households in the country that seek a connection. It later said the target would be met three months earlier, by December 31.

Work in some regions has been delayed because of reasons such as legal tussle over a tender, recent assembly elections and difficulties in working in areas affected with Naxal violence, they said.  Read More

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