New Delhi, Aug 16: 398 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 8th to 14th August 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 2 villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh, 60 to Assam, 28 to Bihar, 11 to Chhattisgarh, 91 to Jharkhand, 28 to Madhya Pradesh, 11 to Manipur, 36 to Meghalaya, 67 to Odisha , 18 to Rajasthan, 32 to Uttar Pradesh and 4 each to Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram & Nagaland and 1 each to Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand.
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 un-electrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01stMay, 2018. The 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.
10,051 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 8,401 villages, 525 villages are uninhabited. 5,088 villages are to be electrified through grid, 2,595 villages to be electrified through off-grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 193 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, 8,397 additional villages have been electrified from 15th August 2015 to 14th 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.