Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Power
22-August-2016 10:38 IST
28 Villages electrified last week ; 10,079 villages electrified till date under DDUGJY

28 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 15thto 21st August 2016) under DeenDayalUpadhyaya Gram JyotiYojna(DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 4 villages belong to Assam, 5 Chhattisgarh, 3to Jharkhand, 10to Meghalaya and 6 to Rajasthan. The progress of ongoing electrification process can be tracked on


An update on ongoing electrification process: -

In view of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modis address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 un-electrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01stMay, 2018The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and alsodividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.

10,079 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 8,373 villages, 525 villages are uninhabited.5,069 villages are to be electrified through grid, 2,590 villages to be electrified through off-grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 189 villages are to be electrified by the State Government.

Total 1654 villages were electrified during April 2015 to 14thAug 2015 and after taking initiative by Government of India for taking it on mission mode, 8,425 additional villages have been electrified from 15thAugust 2015 to 21stAugust, 2016. In order to expedite the progress further, a close monitoring is being done through Gram VidyutAbhiyanta(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 energization with the state DISCOM, identifying the villages where milestone progress are delayed.