Rural electrification

Rural electrification News

Modi misses power goal as 1 million homes still in the dark

After bringing electricity connections to 23.9 million households across 25 states, about 1.05 million homes in four states still lack power, the government’s Press Information Bureau said in a statement Monday, the year-end deadline.

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Rural Electrification Corporation working on Samadhan-like scheme: Union Power Minister RK Singh

Under Samadhan — which stands for the Scheme of Asset Management and Debt Change Structure — the bankers’ consortium shortlisted 11 power plants with an overall capacity of over 12 gigawatts, which are either complete or nearing completion.

A Morni village still in the dark: ‘I have spent my entire life hearing claims that electricity will reach my house’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said last week that all villages of India have been electrified. While that means electricity has reached all villages, it does not mean that all homes in all villages have electricity.

This Lucknow village got electrified 69 years after Independence

Majra Faqeer Khera village in Mohanlaganj area became one of hundreds of villages across the country to be equipped with electricity for the first time since Independence.

EESL to replace 10 lakh street lights in Andhra Pradesh

The replacement drive will help gram panchayats cumulatively save approximately 147 million units of electricity annually, and lead to reduction of 12 crore tonnes of Carbon dioxide


112 more villages electrified, total now 7,766

In view of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on the Independence Day, the government has decided to electrify the remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1,000 days.

‘Rural electrification can only come from renewable sources’

India cannot talk about greatness when the country has a 95% import dependence on oil and 40-45% import dependence on coal,said Deepak Gupta