NEW DELHI, JAN 17: Bhalla sought the support of CM for expeditious completion of the rural electrification program under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramjyoti Yojana. Out of the 319 villages which were to be electrified on the grid mode, 204 have already been electrified and 115 villages remain to be electrified. Apart from this, 901 villages are being electrified on the off grid mode through household solar power installations.
CM mentioned clearly that he had issued directions to the officials of the state Power department to complete the process of electrification by February 2018 as electrification to each and every household has been on the priority card of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Secretary Power also mentioned that 140 villages which are within 2 km of the grid would also be executed on the grid mode for reliable and continuous power supply. CM agreed with the suggestion and mentioned that action would be taken accordingly.