106 villages electrified last week, total now at 7,445
As many as 106 villages were electrified last week in the country, taking the total number to 7,445, the Power Ministry on Monday said. The government has set a target of electrifying 18,452 un-electrified villages within 1,000 days by May 1, 2018. "102 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 18th to 24th April 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY)," the statement read.
Of these electrified villages, 23 belong to Arunachal Pradesh, 32 in Assam, 11 in Jharkhand, 3 in Rajasthan, 13 in Bihar, 2 in Chhattisgarh, 6 in Odisha, 7 in Madhya Pradesh, 2 in Manipur and 3 in Uttar Pradesh, the statement said. In order to speed up things, a close monitoring is being done through Gram Vidyut Abhiyanta (GVA) and various actions are being taken on a regular basis such as reviewing the progress monthly and identifying the villages where milestone progress is delayed.