GUWAHATI, April 18 - Twenty four villages in Assam have been electrified in the last one week (from April 11 to 17), among 110 villages all over the country under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Among the rest, 24 villages are in Arunachal Pradesh, 21 in Jharkhand, 18 in Rajasthan, six in Bihar, four in Chhattisgarh, four in Odisha, five in Madhya Pradesh, two in Manipur and two in Uttar Pradesh. This was stated in a PIB press release.
It may be mentioned here that in view of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi�s address to the nationon Independence Day, the Government of India has decided to electrify the remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by May 1, 2018.
The project has been taken on a 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.