104 more villages get electricity link

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New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A total of 104 villages in 10 states were electrified during the week ending June 5 under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna, an official statement said on Monday.

“Of these electrified villages, 23 are in Jharkhand, 27 in Meghalaya, 13 in Bihar, 17 in Assam, seven in Arunachal Pradesh, three in Chhattisgarh, eight in Madhya Pradesh and six in Rajasthan,” said the Ministry of Power statement.

A total of 8,095 villages have been electrified till date, it added.

The government has decided to electrify the remaining 10,357 villages by May 1, 2018, the statement said.

“Out of the remaining 10,357 villages, 6,652 are to be electrified through grid, 2,897 villages are to be electrified through off-grid, where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers, and 353 villages are to be electrified by the state governments. 455 villages are now uninhabited,” it added.

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