Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages by 01st May, 2018. The project has been taken on mission mode by central goverment and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrification process in 12 Stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring. In such a process 245 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 1st to 7th February 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, 82 villages belong to Assam, 77 in Odisha , 69 in Jharkhand, 13 to Chhattisgarh and 2 each in Tripura and Madhya Pradesh.
In order to expedite the progress further, a close monitoring is being done through Gram Vidyut Abhiyanta (GVA) and various actions are also being taken on regular basis likereviewing the progress on monthly basis during the RPM meeting, sharing of list of villages which are at the stage of under energisation with the state Discom, identifying the villages where milestone progress are delayed.