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Govt. provides electricity to 5,537 in current fiscal year, 258 villages in last week

The central government today has revealed that electricity has reached to 5,537 villages in the current financial year (2015-2016) under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY).

  • The Ministry of Power has said that 258 villages have been electrified in the last week (15th-21st February, 2016) under DDUGJY.
  • Out of these villages, 120 are from Orissaq, 64 villages are from Jharkhand, 41 from Assam, 19 from Madhya Pradesh, 8 from Rajasthan and lastly 6 villages are from Chhattisgarh.
  • The ministry has also said that among the remaining 12,915 villages left to be electrified, 9,026 villages will be given electricity through grid and 3,381 villages will be through off-grid where the grid solutions cannot be utilized because of geographical barriers.

(Source: The Financial Express)

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