Acche din! 100% villages of twelve states brightened so far under rural electrification scheme ‘DDUGJY’
Source :NewsBharati   Date :15-Nov-2017

New Delhi, November 15: Seventy years have been passed since India got the independence from British rule but still there are thousands of villages that survive without electricity. But after Prime Minister Modi led central government came in power, at least 5,95,007 villages has been brightened while 100% electrification is done in all villages of twelve states so far.

 

Notably, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, West Bengal and Sikkim are the states where 100% villages are electrified till date and rest will be brightened soon. However, 99.5% of census villages till date across the country is electrified.

Fact sheet of villages of a state where electrification is yet to be done:

Chhattisgarh

Out of 19,567 census villages, 19,376 villages (99%) have been electrified. 191 villages are yet to be electrified.

Odisha

Out of 47,677 census villages, 47,446 villages (99.5%) have been electrified. 231 villages are yet to be electrified.

Jharkhand

Out of 29,492 census villages, 29,267 villages (99.2%) have been electrified. 225 villages are yet to be electrified.

Bihar

Out of 39,073 census villages, 38,919 villages (99.6%) have been electrified. 154 villages are yet to be electrified.

Manipur

Out of 2,379 census villages, 2,324 villages (97.6%) have been electrified. 55 villages are yet to be electrified.

Mizoram

Out of 704 census villages, 693 villages (98.4%) have been electrified. 11 villages are yet to be electrified.

Meghalaya

Out of 6,459 census villages, 6,394 villages (98.9%) have been electrified. 65 villages are yet to be electrified.

Assam

Out of 25,372 census villages, 25,134 villages (99%) have been electrified. 238 villages are yet to be electrified.

Arunachal Pradesh

Out of 5,258 census villages, 4,147 villages (78.8%) have been electrified. 1,111 villages are yet to be electrified.

Jammu and Kashmir

Out of 6,337 census villages, 6,237 villages (98.4%) have been electrified. 100 villages are yet to be electrified.

Uttarakhand

Out of 15,745 census villages, 15,711 villages (99.7%) have been electrified. 34 villages are yet to be electrified.

Karnataka

Out of 27,397 census villages, 27,389 villages (99.9%) have been electrified. 8 villages are yet to be electrified.

Notably, the government of India took the initiative to electrify all the villages under rural electrification scheme Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). The project has been taken in a mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrification process into 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.