New milestone achieved! 100% villages of 17 states brightened under rural electrification scheme ‘DDUGJY’
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 11-Feb-2018

New Delhi, February 11: With an aim to electrify the villages of India, Government of India till now brightened 5,96,450 census villages out of 5,97,464 villages while 100% electrification is done in all villages of seventeen states so far.

 

Notably, electricity brings a smile on the face of millions as it helps them to study, to earn, to work etc. However, 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 into power, 99.8% of census villages till date and only 0.2% percent villages are remained to be electrified.

Seventeen states including Assam, Karnataka, Bihar, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, 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.

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

Chhattisgarh

Out of 19,567 census villages, 19,472 villages (99.5%) have been electrified. 95 villages are yet to be electrified.

Odisha

Out of 47,677 census villages, 47,670 villages (99.9%) have been electrified. 7 villages are yet to be electrified.

Manipur

Out of 2,379 census villages, 2,375 villages (99.8%) have been electrified. 4 villages are yet to be electrified.

Mizoram

Out of 704 census villages, 701 villages (99.5%) have been electrified. 3 villages are yet to be electrified.

Arunachal Pradesh

Out of 5,258 census villages, 4,493 villages (85.4%) have been electrified. 765 villages are yet to be electrified.

Jammu and Kashmir

Out of 6,337 census villages, 6,248 villages (98.5%) have been electrified. 89 villages are yet to be electrified.

Uttarakhand

Out of 15,745 census villages, 15,715 villages (99.8%) have been electrified. 30 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.