Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the achievements in the field of Rural Electrification.
In a series of tweets he has said that Team India has done exceedingly well by achieving electrification in more than 5000 villages within 6 months.
“From the ramparts of the Red Fort last year, I had called for the electrification of all remaining villages in 1000 days (18,452 villages).
Happy to share that Team India has done exceedingly well. Within about 6 months only (around 200 days), we have crossed the 5000 mark.
Already 5279 villages have been electrified. Excellent work has been done by the Power Ministry in Bihar, UP, Odisha, Assam and Jharkhand.
Power Ministry shares real time updates on rural electrification. Their dashboard is worth a look. http://www.garv.gov.in " , the Prime Minister said.