Assam has topped the list of the states in implementing the Dindayal Upadhaya Gramjyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) in the past one week. Under this scheme, electrification has been done in 105 villages of the country during the past week. This fact was informed by Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL).
As per the information, six villages in Arunachal Pradesh have been electrified during the past week, while three villages in Odisha, 12 villages each in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and one village in Himachal Pradesh have been electrified during the same period. ‘Assam has electrified 33 villages under this scheme during the above time period,’ disclosed the source.
So far, 7,654 villages of the country have been electrified. In 10,798, villages there are no human habitation. Grid-connected power would be supplied to 6,989 villages, while 2,977 villages would be provided power from local sources because of geographical obstacles to draw power from the grid. The state governments would supply power to 387 villages on their own.
Since the beginning of this mission, 1,654 villages of the country were electrified between April 2015 and August 18, 2015. Between August 15, 2015 and May 8 this year, additional 6,000 villages of the country have been covered under this scheme.