FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, July 25: Out of the 174 villages electrified in the country, 82 villages have been electrified in Meghalaya under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yoj (DDUGJY).
These villages have been electrified across the country from July 2016.
Out of these electrified villages, 12 villages belong to Aruchal Pradesh , 82 in Meghalaya, 15 in Assam, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 3 in Mizoram, 18 in Jharkhand, 3 in Rajasthan , 11 in Odisha and 15 in Bihar, 1 each in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked on http://garv.gov.in/dashboard
In view of the Prime Minister rendra Modi’s address to tion, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days.
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. 9,134 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 9,318 villages, 497 villages are uninhabitated. 5,860 villages are to be electrified through grid, 2,645 villages to be electrified through off-grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 316 villages are to be electrified by State Govt . A total 1654 villages were electrified during April 2015 to August 14, 2015 and after taking initiative by Government of India for taking it on mission mode, 7,480 additiol villages have been electrified from August 15, last year to July, 24 this year.
In order to expedite the progress further, a close monitoring is being done through Gram Vidyut Abhiyanta (GVA) and various actions are also being taken on regular basis like reviewing the progress on monthly basis during the RPM meeting, sharing of list of villages which are at the stage of under energisation with the state Discom, identifying the villages where milestone progress are delayed.