Even after 70 years of independence, it is shameful, there are many villages in the country which do not have clean water to drink, access to electricity, toilets, proper roads, and fully services equipped hospitals, school and colleges. In the history of the country’s democracy, the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family were ruling the “throne” for a long time. Congress makes big claims about the development of the country. But the truth is that Congress has only developed its own family.
There were many villages in the country where people were still living in darkness. PM Narendra Modi after taking the oath and assuming office as Prime Minister of India first made it sure to identify such villages across the country, where till now facilities have not been reached. Under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana to eradicate the darkness of the country’s villages and bring the light in the life of the people he made sure all the villages around the country get access to electricity.
“100 percent electrification” was never a short-term initiative from the beginning but a continuous long-term initiative for progress, for which Modi Government made every possible effort from the last four years and finally had made it successful.
Marking a historic day in India’s development, yesterday the last village to be electrified under Deen Dyal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) got access to electricity. With Manipur Leisang village being the last village the mission to electrify 100% villages got accomplished. The Modi government has promised to deliver electricity in every village within 1000 days on 15 August 2015 but has achieved their mission before the deadline. The project has been completed 12 days before the designated date of completion May 10.
In April 2015 there were 18, 452 villages having no access to electricity which are all now covered. Total of 597,464 villages have electricity now. All these villages have got electricity access either through the national grid or off-grid solutions. Also, 1,236 villages are uninhabited and 35 have been notified as grazing reserves.
The revolution of electrifying all villages has been achieved. Mantra of Antodaya has been truly proved by the dynamic leadership of PM @NarendraModi
Kudos to @PiyushGoyal more than 14K Villages electrified when he was Power Minister & Remaining by @RajKSinghIndia #PowerfulIndia pic.twitter.com/hsTINngpB3
— Hitesh Bansal (@ihiteshbansal) April 29, 2018
Apart from providing round the clock power to rural households and adequate power to agricultural consumers, the DDUGJY involved feeder separation, strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution network, metering at all levels, village electrification, and setting up microgrid and off-grid distribution network. The feeder separation for rural agricultural and village households will help stem the load shedding practice of distribution utilities and is expected to bring benefits such as improved agriculture yield and socio-economic development of the rural areas.
The Modi Government has taken many steps to make “100 percent electrification” possible. Including Deen Dyal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna(DDUGJY) for rural electrification some of the other important steps undertaken by Modi Government are Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for Urban Electrification, Saubhagya scheme for household electrification, Various Mobile apps and web portals were launched, such as URJA app, SAUBHAGYA portal, National Power Portal, MERIT portal etc.
Now those motormouths who will target Modi Government on this also by claiming that it has no reach households should completely understand electrification definition. “A village is declared to be electrified if 10% of the households can access power along with public institutions such as schools, the panchayat office, health centres, dispensaries and community centres”. Now the next step by the government to undertake is to provide electrical connections to households under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya Yojna) by March 2019.
PM Narendra Modi has thanked all those who worked tirelessly to make this dream of a Powerful India a reality. This move by Modi Government has lightened so many lives of the nation. Congrats India and thanks to the government for making it a reality.
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 #PowerfulIndia a reality. Their efforts today will help generations of Indians in the coming years. pic.twitter.com/t8WjZgpNuT
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2018