Feb 15 2016 | India Opportunities

Village Electrification In Fast Lane

During the period April 2015 and 7th February, 2016, 5027 villages have been electrified till date. Around 13,425 villages remained to be electrified. Out of this 10,487 villages are to be electrified through grid, 1997 villages are to be electrified through off- grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 941 villages are to be electrified by State Govt. As per the recent statistics, 245 villages have been electrified across the country between 1st to 7th February 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 82 villages belong to Assam, 77 in Odisha , 69 in Jharkhand, 13 to Chhattisgarh and 2 each in Tripura and Madhya Pradesh.