Wednesday, 4 May 2016

102 more villages get electricity link

“Of these electrified villages, six are in Odisha, 11 in Jharkhand, 23 in Arunachal Pradesh, 13 in Bihar, 32 in Assam, two each in Chhattisgarh and Manipur, seven in Madhya Pradesh, three in Rajasthan and three in Uttar Pradesh,” said the power ministry statement.
These villages are part of the 18,452 villages which are scheduled to be electrified by May 1, 2018, it said.
“Out of the remaining 10,563 villages, 444 villages are uninhabitated. 7,131 villages are to be electrified through grid, 3,020 villages through off-grid, where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers, and 412 villages are to be electrified by state governments,” the statement added.