New Delhi, Apr 25 :  As many as 106 villages were electrified last week in the country, taking the total number to 7,445, the Power Ministry today said. The government has a set a target of electrifying 18,452 un-electrified villages within 1,000 days by May 1, 2018. “102 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 18th to 24th April 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY),” the statement read. (Also Read: Tripura to supply additional 100 MW power to Bangladesh) Also Read - Underwear Theft Leads to Murder in UP's Kanpur Dehat | Read Here

Of these electrified villages, 23 belong to Arunachal Pradesh, 32 in Assam, 11 in Jharkhand, 3 in Rajasthan, 13 in Bihar, 2 in Chhattisgarh, 6 in Odisha, 7 in Madhya Pradesh, 2 in Manipur and 3 in Uttar Pradesh, the statement said. In order to speed up things, a close monitoring is being done through Gram Vidyut Abhiyanta (GVA) and various actions are being taken on a regular basis such as reviewing the progress monthly and identifying the villages where milestone progress is delayed. Also Read - UP Police SI Recruitment 2021: 9534 Vacancies Announced | Check Posts, Qualification, Pay Details Here 

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