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News Brief | April 2017

11,931 villages electrified under DDUGJY

Out of 18,452 un-electrified villages, 11,931 villages have been electrified as on January 30, 2017 under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). This was stated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha. Remaining villages are targeted to be electrified by May, 2018. He further informed that up to January 15, 2017, 5,775 projects have been sanctioned under DDUGJY for various rural electrification works, including electrification of un-electrified villages. 4.27 crore Below Poverty Line (BPL) households have also been sanctioned under the scheme. 'The project cost of DDUGJY is Rs.75,893 crore including its RE component,' the minister said.
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