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Free electricity connections released to 2.63 crore BPL Households under DDUGJY; a total of 6,015 villages were electrified in 2016-17: Shri Piyush Goyal

Free electricity connections released to 2.63 crore BPL Households under DDUGJY; a total of 6,015 villages were electrified in 2016-17: Shri Piyush Goyal

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Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Shri Piyush Goyal, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, informed the House that under Rural Electrification component of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), 2.63 crore BPL Households have been electrified till 30.06.2017.

 

Free electricity connections released to BPL HHs under

RE Component of DDUGJY

SlNo.Name of StateFree electricity connections released to BPL HHs (Nos.)
1Andhra Pradesh2648777
2Arunachal Pradesh51621
3Assam1210211
4Bihar4339872
5Chhattisgarh1149542
6Gujarat843104
7Haryana198580
8Himachal Pradesh16290
9J&K69148
10Jharkhand1277605
11Karnataka987629
12Kerala150305
13Madhya Pradesh1803951
14Maharashtra1221350
15Manipur70187
16Meghalaya104457
17Mizoram29710
18Nagaland54484
19Odisha2845434
20Punjab92988
21Rajasthan1227216
22Sikkim13601
23Tamil Nadu502394
24Telangana708865
25Tripura148368
26Uttar Pradesh2110609
27Uttarakhand237921
28West Bengal2211040
Total2,63,25,259

Answering to a separate question in Lok Sabha today, Shri Goyal also informed that as per information provided by the States, as on 30.06.2017, there are 3,618 un-electrified census villages left out of the total 18,452. He further added that a total of 6,015 villages were electrified in 2016-17.

Statewise details of villages electrified during 201617
SrNo.State201617
1Arunachal Pradesh175
2Assam1,218
3Bihar556
4Chhattisgarh294
5Himachal Pradesh27
6J & K5
7Jharkhand1,104
8Karnataka14
9Madhya Pradesh159
10Manipur121
11Meghalaya681
12Mizoram24
13Nagaland76
14Odisha1,092
15Rajasthan263
16Tripura17
17Uttar Pradesh162
18Uttarakhand18
19West Bengal9
Total6,015

 

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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