Historic moment! All villages in India are electrified now
New Delhi: The government has said that all villages in India now have the access to electricity. Leisang village in Senapati district of Manipur was the last village that was brought on the national power grid yesterday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, 28th April 2018 will be remembered as a historic day in the development journey of the nation as the government fulfilled a commitment due to which the lives of several Indians will be transformed forever.
In a tweet, Modi said, Leisang village, like the thousands of other villages across the country, has been powered and the news will make every Indian proud and delighted.
“28th April 2018 will be remembered as a historic day in the development journey of India. Yesterday, we fulfilled a commitment due to which the lives of several Indians will be transformed forever! I am delighted that every single village of India now has access to electricity,” tweeted PM Modi.
Sharing multiple pictures of the work underway to ensure better access to electricity in Indian villages, Modi said, “I salute the efforts of all those who worked tirelessly on the ground, including the team of officials, the technical staff and all others, to make this dream of a Powerful India a reality. Their efforts today will help generations of Indians in the coming years.”
Power Minister RK Singh said the Prime Minister had made a promise from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15th August 2015, to electrify all unelectrified villages. He said the government has achieved the milestone 12 days before the deadline.
A village is considered electrified if it has basic electrical infrastructure and 10 per cent of its households and public places — including schools, panchayat office and health centre — have electricity.
According to the government data, all of India’s 597,464 census villages have been electrified.