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One milestone crossed: Govt meets electrification target of 18,000 villages

Centre meets target of 18,000 villages but household metering remains a challenge

Powering villages: One milestone crossed
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Shreya Jai New Delhi
The Narendra Modi-led government on Sunday celebrated meeting the target of connecting all villages of the country to the national electricity grid.
 
The government started electrifying 18,000 villages, which did not have access to power, in 2015 and has already connected them to the central grid ahead of the 2019 deadline. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted from his personal handle “28th April 2018 will be remembered as a historic day in the development journey of India. Yesterday, we fulfilled a commitment due to which the lives of several Indians will be transformed forever! I am delighted that every single village

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 1:52 AM IST

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