Prime minister Narendra Modi may have claimed that all villages in the country have got electrified but state discom MSEDCL says this target will be achieved in the state only by the year end.
According to a source in MSEDCL, there were 1.07 lakh hamlets in the state. “We have electrified 98,356 hamlets so far and remaining 2,283 will have power by the year end. Of these 1,704 hamlets will be electrified under Saubhagya Yojana, 232 under Deen Dayal Gramin Jyoti Yojana (DDGJY) and 347 using local area development (LAD) fund,” he said.
“We will electrify most villages but the extremely remote ones will be supplied power from renewable energy sources by Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA). We have, however, electrified all the 41,928 big villages in the state,” he further said. Read More