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160 villages electrified last week: Government

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 4: The union power ministry electrified 160 villages in the country last week, the ministry said on Monday. “Of the electrified villages, 57 fall in Chhattisgarh, 40 in Odisha, 27 in Bihar, 16 in Rajasthan, nine each in Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh and one village each in the states of Tripura and Assam,” the ministry said in a statement. “Electrification of 160 villages resulted in overall increase of 42 percent over the week before of the ongoing electrification process under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yoj,” it added. “Happy to share that we electrified 160 villages last week, an increase of 42 percent over the week before,” Power Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted. The central government has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages by May 1, 2018, the statement said. (IANS)

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