Rural electrification has been one of the most important factors for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and if the latest results of the rural electrification mission are to be believed, the program seems to be going ahead great guns!
The Power Ministry announced on Tuesday that about 25% of Indian villages have gotten electricity so far, which amounts to 4,319 villages. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced in his Independence Day speech last year that the villages would be provided with electricity in 1000 days. ‘
The Power Ministry also announced that 276 Indian villages were provided with electricity in the week from January 11 to January 17 2016. The scheme, which has been named the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna, has taken up the mission of rural electrification with a vengeance. It has been reported that most of the villages are in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh.