Indian PM: All villages in country have access to electricity

Leisang Of Manipur last village to be electrified all villages in India now have electricity

Seven decades after independence and almost three decades after India's economic liberalisation, the government of the day took great pride in announcing that every village in the country has now been electrified. On Saturday evening, Leisang village in Manipur's Senapati district became the last village to be connected to the national power grid. There are almost 600,000 villages in the country, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that they would all be connected to power within 1,000 days of August 2015.

When the Modi government announced its new rural electrification scheme, only 18,452 villages did not have power supply. While all inhabited villages out of them have now been electrified, only 1,321 have access to power for all their households, the data on the Government's Grameen Vidyutikaran (rural electrification) website showed.

Only 1416 villages have achieved 100% household connectivity.

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The scheme aims to take electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households in rural as well as urban areas to achieve universal household electrification in the country. Which includes schools, panchayat office, and health center and also have access to electricity, quoted Firstpost. By that time, almost 97 per cent of India's 597,464 villages were already hooked up to the grid, according to government data.

Randeep Singh Surjewala, a Congress spokesperson, accused the BJP on Sunday for taking "fake credit" for completing India's electrification.

"Obviously this does not complete the objective of electrification, we know it", Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Power Arun Kumar Verma told The Hindu. In fact, the REC defines a village as being electrified if "10% of the total number of households in the village" have access to electricity as well as all public buildings. Still, of the one-quarter of the world's population without electricity that year, about 239 million people were in India, it said. It's going to take many more years after that", said Johannes Urpelainen, a professor of energy and resources at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. "People are anxious about the documentation process and large power bills. He comes in, electrifies last 18000 villages and says that its a great achievement of my government.

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"To come out of this dichotomy or contradiction, the government of India has already made a decision to go for full household electrification", Mr. Verma added. His dream is to make electricity available to the poorest of poor across the country.

The two countries will also enhance military and security communication mechanisms, Kong said, referring to the India-China boundary issue.

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