Government on target: All villages to get electricity by month-end

NEW DELHI: The government is set to meet its ambitious target of providing electricity to all villages by the end of April.

Of the 18,452 villages targeted to be electrified in 1,000 days from August 15, 2015, 58 are left and the government expects to complete the task before April 30. Another 1,100 villages that were later identified as lacking electricity will also be covered this month, Union power secretary Ajay Bhalla told ET.

Published in Economic Times, 19th April, 2018