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Govt hopes to fast-track rural electrification

Centre is trying to find out ways to fast-track rural electrification in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

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Publish Date: Apr 3 2016 1:16PM | Updated Date: Apr 4 2016 12:57PM

Govt hopes to fast-track rural electrification

Centre is trying to find out ways to fast-track rural electrification in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh which are home to most un-electrified villages. 

 
Matter came up for discussion at a recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an a report said. 
 
It added that during meeting, PM Narendra Modi was apprised of the status of village electrification
 
Power Ministry will continue to monitor power supply to villages for 3-4 years, after electrification. 
 
Modi had earlier spoken about the process of rural electrification doing "exceedingly well". 
 
During April-August 2015, around 1,654 villages were electrified and 5,358 have been added to this list during August 15 last year to March 27 this year. 
 
Government has set a target of electrifying 18,452 un-electrified villages by May 1, 2018.