5279 villages electrified in six months: PM Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the rural electrification process was doing “exceedingly well” with 5279 villages already being electrified within six months.

In a series of tweet, Modi said, “Happy to share that Team India has done exceedingly well. 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).”

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“Within about 6 months only (around 200 days), we have crossed the 5000 mark,” Modi said in another tweet.

Giving a link to the Power Ministry, Modi said “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,”