Free electricity connections released to 2.63 crore BPL Households under DDUGJY; a total of 6,015 villages were electrified in 2016-17: Shri Piyush Goyal

Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, informed the House that under Rural Electrification component of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), 2.63 crore BPL Households have been electrified till 30.06.2017.

 

 

Free electricity connections released to BPL HHs under

RE Component of DDUGJY

Sl. No. Name of State Free electricity connections released to BPL HHs (Nos.)
1 Andhra Pradesh 2648777
2 Arunachal Pradesh 51621
3 Assam 1210211
4 Bihar 4339872
5 Chhattisgarh 1149542
6 Gujarat 843104
7 Haryana 198580
8 Himachal Pradesh 16290
9 J&K 69148
10 Jharkhand 1277605
11 Karnataka 987629
12 Kerala 150305
13 Madhya Pradesh 1803951
14 Maharashtra 1221350
15 Manipur 70187
16 Meghalaya 104457
17 Mizoram 29710
18 Nagaland 54484
19 Odisha 2845434
20 Punjab 92988
21 Rajasthan 1227216
22 Sikkim 13601
23 Tamil Nadu 502394
24 Telangana 708865
25 Tripura 148368
26 Uttar Pradesh 2110609
27 Uttarakhand 237921
28 West Bengal 2211040
Total 2,63,25,259
 

 

Answering to a separate question in Lok Sabha today, Shri Goyal also informed that as per information provided by the States, as on 30.06.2017, there are 3,618 un-electrified census villages left out of the total 18,452. He further added that a total of 6,015 villages were electrified in 2016-17. The details of villages electrified are as given below:

 

Statewise details of villages electrified during 201617

Sr. No. State 201617
1 Arunachal Pradesh 175
2 Assam 1,218
3 Bihar 556
4 Chhattisgarh 294
5 Himachal Pradesh 27
6 J & K 5
7 Jharkhand 1,104
8 Karnataka 14
9 Madhya Pradesh 159
10 Manipur 121
11 Meghalaya 681
12 Mizoram 24
13 Nagaland 76
14 Odisha 1,092
15 Rajasthan 263
16 Tripura 17
17 Uttar Pradesh 162
18 Uttarakhand 18
19 West Bengal 9
Total 6,015
 

Source:-pib.nic.in/20th July 2017

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