Mar 23, 2016 04:10 PM IST | Source: PTI

Centre energises 7,000 villages week ahead of March 31 deadline

Power Ministry had envisaged electrifying 7,000 villages by the end of fiscal 2016. As many as 7,008 villages have been electrified out of total 18,452 un-electrified villages as per GARV dashboard indicating the government's performance under DDUGJY.

Centre energises 7,000 villages week ahead of March 31 deadline

The Centre has achieved its annual target of electrifying 7,000 villages in the current fiscal under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).

Power Ministry had envisaged electrifying 7,000 villages by the end of fiscal 2016. As many as 7,008 villages have been electrified out of total 18,452 un-electrified villages as per GARV dashboard indicating the government's performance under DDUGJY.

"A small step for a village, a giant leap for India.

Annual target of electrifying 7,000 villages achieved," Power Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted today.

In view of Prime Minister's address to the nation, on Independence Day, the government had decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages within 1,000 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.

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