“Push for electricity to remaining 4,141 villages by 2018”
Power Minister Piyush Goyal, at a state Power Ministers’ conference, said that “a final push” is needed to provide electricity to 4,141 un-electrified villages in the country by 2018. According to the minister, in the next three to four months, “a final push is needed to electrify the remaining 4,141 un-electrified villages in the country.”
Goyal also reiterated the resolution taken in the last state Power Ministers’ conference to provide electricity to every household in the country by December 2018. The last such meeting was held in Vadodara, Gujarat. The minister observed that the objective of the current conference is to review work done in the power, coal, renewable energy and mining sectors by the state and union territories’ governments in the past six months.