All Indian villages now have access to power supply


NEW DELHI: Manipur's Leisang village became the last non-electrified inhabited village to join India's mainline supply network at 5.30pm on Saturday, an important milestone in the country's journey towards universal electricity access.



This means that all 597,464 inhabited villages in the country now have access to power, fulfilling a promise the PM had made on August 15, 2015, when he announced that all unelectrified villages would get power over the next 1,000 days.


The last inhabited village to be powered through the off-grid system — isolated supply networks, mostly with solar power plants — was Pakol, also in Manipur.


While basic infrastructure such as distribution transformer and lines need to be set up in inhabited localities, including Dalit hamlets, a village is considered electrified if 10 per cent of its households and public places such as schools, panchayat office and health centre have access to electricity.


Having fulfilled that promise, the PM took to Twitter in a big way. "28th April 2018 will be remembered as a historic day in the development journey of India. Yesterday, we fulfilled a commitment due to which the lives of several Indians will be transformed forever. I am delighted that every single village of India now has access to electricity," he said in a series of tweets.


At the time of Modi's announcement in August 2015, data showed 18,452 villages without power. When work on village electrification started, another 1,275 villages were found to be without access to electricity. Some 1,200 villages are uninhabited and 35 were notified as grazing reserves.


While villages have the power infrastructure, it is now up to households to seek a connection and for state governments to ensure supply. "Village electrification and household electrification are different things. It is up to the people to seek a connection," added R V Shahi, another former power secretary.


After electrifying all villages, the real challenge now is to feed power to each household in those — indeed, all — villages, a task being undertaken through the Saubhagya scheme.


Data on the official website for the scheme showed that in mid-October 2017, of 18 crore rural households, around 82 per cent or 14.8 crore were electrified. But there was wide variation across states, with those such as Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh showing 100 per cent coverage, while only 55 per cent of the households in Uttar Pradesh and 48 per cent in Jharkhand were electrified.




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Sanjeev Seema


Sanjeev Seema-7 hours ago

only modified can do it. Cong would have created a new scam if they had do it. let''s make cong history



Avinash Potnis


Avinash Potnis-7 hours ago

No comments from Rahul Gandhi?



JAC Chira


Jac Chira-7 hours ago

Great Work .Modi well Appreciated .19000 villages electrified in 4 years ! almost 5000 Villages a year.
we have 649000 Villages in India . 630000 Electrified before 2014 in 66 years .8000 villages a year ! Rest I leave to Readers .




Sanjay Pande


Sanjay-Thane-7 hours ago

It's shear hardwork and good intentions of Modi government. Great. work.



Logical Indian


Logical Indian-6 hours ago

Modi did in 4 years what Congress couldnt do in 65 years. Modi should be voted to power with full majority just for this one reason!!



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