Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today issued a direction to officials to provide electricity to all villages in Odisha by June, 2018, official sources said.
Patnaik issued this direction while reviewing progress in rural electrification activities in the state.
He directed to complete electrification in all the partially electrified village before June, 2018, said Odisha’s energy minister P K Mallick.
Patnaik also told to provide electricity to all unelectrified villages by December 2017.
Of the total 47,677 villages in the state, 46,927 villages are officially electrified while remaining 750 villages yet to get the facility, sources said. Read More…