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More than 13,000 Villages Electrified under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojna

April 07, 2017

SHIMLA : April 07, 2017


In his Independence Day speech of 2015 Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Narendra Modi had announced that all un-electrified villages of our country will be electrified in next 1,000 days i.e. 1 May, 2018. Power Ministry achieved the milestone of electrifying more than 13,000 un-electrified villages against a target of providing electricity to 18,452 such settlements by 2018 as envisaged by Hon'ble Prime Minister.

Union Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Sh. Piyush Goyal told that this is a moment of pride for all of us as we have electrified over 13,000 out of 18,452 villages. The remaining villages will be electrified by May 2018.


According to the GARV portal which provides real time data on rural electrification, as many as 13,174 villages have been electrified so far, which constitutes 73% of the target. As per the portal, the rural electrification work is in progress on 4,441 villages and there are 837 un-electrified villages which are uninhabited.


Shri R.N. Misra, Chairman & Managing Director told that SJVN is doing its bit in fulfilling this vision of our Hon'ble Prime Minister by operating its power stations efficiently and effectively and currently producing 1965 MWs of valuable electricity.  He further told that SJVN has successfully ventured into another field of power generation by commissioning 5 MW Solar Power Project at Charanka in the State of Gujarat.
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