The Count Moves Up Further, 7549 Villages stand Electrified As On May 1st, 2016

The Count Moves Up Further, 7549 Villages stand Electrified As On May 1st, 2016

Another 104 villages (electrified during the week from 25th April to 1st May 2016) got added to the list of already electrified villages, taking the total count of villages that have been electrified across the country so far to 7549.

Electrification of villages is a scheme under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Click To Tweet

Out of the 104 electrified villages in the week ending May 1st, as many as 17 villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh, 17 in Assam, 16 in Jharkhand, 10 in Rajasthan, 4 in Bihar, 4 in Chhattisgarh, 16 in Odisha, 7 in Madhya Pradesh, 4 in Manipur, 7 in Uttar Pradesh and 2 in Himachal Pradesh.

Even in the preceding week (from 18th to 24th April 2016), 102 villages were electrified across the country. These included 23 villages in Arunachal Pradesh, 32 in Assam, 11 in Jharkhand, 3 in Rajasthan, 13 in Bihar, 2 in Chhattisgarh, 6 in Odisha, 7 in Madhya Pradesh, 2 in Manipur and 3 in Uttar Pradesh

An update on ongoing electrification process

GOI has decided to electrify remaining18,452 unelectrified villages by 01st May, 2018. Click To TweetIn view of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01st May, 2018.

The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and alsodividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.

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With 7,549 villages having been electrified till date, out of remaining 10,903 villages, 444 villages are uninhabitated.  7,059 villages are to be electrified through grid, 3,003 villages to be electrified through off- grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 397 villages are to be electrified by State Govt own.

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, 5,895 additional villages have been electrified from 15thAugust 2015 to 1st May ,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 energisation with the state Discom, identifying the villages where milestone progress are delayed.