NEW DELHI, May 23 - A total of 7,874 villages out of those without power have been electrified till last week with an addition of 108 to the network, Power Ministry said today.
�108 villages have been electrified across the country during last week from May 16 to May 22 under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY),� Power Ministry said in a statement.
Of the villages that were electrified, 26 are located in Assam and six in Arunachal Pradesh, the statement said.
In view of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s address to the nation on the Independence Day, the government has decided to electrify the remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1,000 days i.e., by May 1, 2018.
The project has been put in a mission mode and the strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and dividing village electrification process into 12-stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring. � PTI