New Delhi, Feb.22 (ANI): Two hundred and fifty eight (258) villages were electrified across the country between February 15 and February 21 this year.
The electrification of these villages took place under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY).
Out of these electrified villages, 120 villages belong to Odisha , 64 to Jharkhand, 41 villages to Assam, 19 to Madhya Pradesh 8 to Rajasthan, and 6 in Chhattisgarh.
In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, the Centre has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by May 1,2018.
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. (ANI)