As many as 327 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 1st to 7th August 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) taking the total count of electrified villages in India to 9,653v till date.
Out of these 327 electrified villages, 7 villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh, 12 to Assam, 10 to Bihar, 4 to Chattisgarh, 68 to Jharkhand, , 4 to Madhya Pradesh, 11 to Manipur, 136 to Meghalaya, 8 to Nagaland, 24 to Odisha, 6 to Rajasthan, 2 to Tripura, 31 to Uttar Pradesh and1 each to Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka and Mizoram.
The RE 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.
Out of remaining 8,799 villages, 525 villages are uninhabited.5,425 villages are to be electrified through grid, 2,620 villages to be electrified through off-grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 229 villages are to be electrified by State Government.
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, 7,999 additional villages have been electrified from 15thAugust 2015 to 7th August, 2016.
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 energization with the state DISCOM, identifying the villages where milestone progress are delayed.
The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked on http://garv.gov.in/dashboard