New Delhi, Jan. 19 (ANI): The Power Ministry has electrified 276 villages across the country last week under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY).
Out of these electrified villages, 139 villages belong to Assam, 25 villages to Bihar, 21 to Jharkhand, 60 to Odisha, 30 to Uttar Pradesh and one village fall in the state of Rajasthan.
In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to nation on Independence Day, the government has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages by 1st May, 2018.
The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezed implementation schedule of 12 months with 12 Stage milestones for village electrification monitoring with defined timelines. (ANI)