NEW DELHI, April 18 - Of the 110 villages electrified in the country last week under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna, 50 are from North East.
�110 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from April 11 to April 17) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY),� the Power Ministry said in a release.
Out of these electrified villages, 24 villages were in Arunachal Pradesh, 24 in Assam and two in Manipur, it said.
In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s address to the nation on Independence Day, the government decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages in the country 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.
The release further said 7,343 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 10,665 villages, 444 villages are un-inhabitated. � PTI