Village Electrification Gathers Steam: 174 More Villages Electrified In The Week Ending July 24, 2016

Village Electrification Gathers Steam: 174 More Villages Electrified In The Week Ending July 24, 2016

Another 174 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 18th to 24th July 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY).

Out of these electrified villages, 12 villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh , 82 in Meghalaya, 15  in Assam, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 3 in Mizoram, 18 in Jharkhand, 3 in Rajasthan ,  11 in Odisha and 15 in Bihar, 1 each in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh .

An update on ongoing electrification process

In view of the Prime Minister, Shri 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 villlage 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.

A total of 9,134 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 9,318 villages, 497 villages are uninhabited. 5,860 villages are to be electrified through grid, 2,645 villages to be electrified through off-grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 316 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, 7,480 additional villages have been electrified from 15thAugust 2015 to 24th July, 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.

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