GUWAHATI, April 22 - Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) Managing Director Puru Gupta received the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration for successful implementation of the Dindayal Upadhyaya Gramyajyoti Yojana (DDU-GJY) in Sivasagar district with the Deputy Commissioner of the district Narayan Konwar at a function held in New Delhi, stated an APDCL press release here.
Sivasagar is one of the 12 districts of India to have received this award.
In all, 2,209 villages out of the 2, 829, which were left out in the earlier Rajiv Gandhi Electrification Programme, have been successfully covered under this DDU-GJY till April 20 last, and the electrification programme is on in the remaining 578 villages also.
Further, 25, 64,556 houses out of 48, 15,919 have also been provided with electricity connection. The remaining 22, 51,363 (47%) numbers of houses are planned to be provided connections in a phasewise manner.
Significantly, the rate of electrification in Assam is 76.38 per cent, against the national rate of 71.90 per cent, stated the press release.
It may be mentioned that the village electrification programme under the DDU-GJY has been carried out by the APDCL all over the State with much success under the guidance of the Chairman (APDCL/APGCL/AEGCL), Managing Director of APDCL, and all the working engineers, the release concluded.