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Govt to use mobile app for on-the-spot power connections

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The will use a mobile phone application to register and complete the documentation of 4 crore unelectrified households to provide on-the-spot power connections under the

The exercise will be conducted under the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar (Saubhagya), stated a report submitted to the NITI Aayog by A K Bhalla.

Earlier in September last year, the had launched the scheme to provide to 4 crore households by March 31, 2019.

According to the report, the will prioritise on the basis of infrastructure and unelectrified households in different areas.

It has also decided on monitoring and reporting through to achieve highest level of efficacy.

The report states that government will have a focused approach to achieve its target under the scheme because 90 per cent of unelectrified households are in seven states -- Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

It said that 80 per cent of task was concentrated in about 200 districts -- (65), (33), Madhya Pradesh (30), Odisha (20), (19), (15), (8) and Telangana (3).

It also stated that as far as village electrification is concerned, the task is almost complete because the number of villages to be electrified will be 1,370 by May 1, 2018.

The government had identified 18,452 unelectrified villages as on April 1, 2015 out of which 15,981 have been electrified and 1,101 villages found uninhabited/in grazing reserves.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:25 IST