The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has electrified
13,04,63,046 rural households, so far. There were 17,75,90,317 unelectrified
rural households, but the REC has achieved close to two-thirds of the target.
About 27 percent or 4,71,27,271 rural households remain to
be electrified, per garv
dashboard. We are bringing power to an average of about 20 to 25 thousand
electrified households per week, stated an official at REC. We are on track for
100 percent village electrification by May 2018, added the REC official.
To bring electricity to each and every household in India we
are working at a war footing. If all goes according to plan, we will average
1,00,000 electrified households a week from the new financial year, added the
REC has also electrified 12,673 villages. Mercom previously
reported, the REC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state
government of Jharkhand worth Rs.151.5 billion (~$2.25 billion) to connect the
entire state to the grid.