DDUGJY reaches out to a further 174 villages

NEW DELHI: 141 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 18th to 24th July 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY).

Out of these electrified villages, 12 villages belong to Arunachal 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 .

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 .

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