8,820 households in State electrified under Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 May 2018 12:42:45


Staff Reporter,

Maharashtra has become the first State in the nation to have achieved the target

Under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, total 8,820 beneficiaries from 192 villages in Maharashtra got electrified even before the set deadline. With this, Maharashtra has become the first State in the nation to have achieved the target.

Central Government had launched Gram Swaraj Abhiyan to be implemented from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14, to May 5. Accordingly, under Saubhagya Yojana and Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, 192 villages across the State where more than 80 per cent households were of Dalits, poor and people living below poverty line had to be electrified.

These 192 villages in 83 districts were to be given electricity by May 5. However, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) achieved this target on May 1 by electrifying 8,820 households from these 192 villages.
The target was achieved in 16 days under the guidance of Sanjeev Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director of MSEDCL; Dineshchandra Saboo, Director (Projects); Prasad Reshme, Executive Director (Infrastructure), states a press release issued by the State-run power distribution utility.
The officers and employees from the corporate and regional offices have done a lot of effort and achieved the target of electrifying 8,820 households.

These include households from remote and sensitive eight villages of Gadchiroli district, and three villages of Gondia district. Also 100 per cent electrification of backward districts like Bhandara, Chandrapur, Washim, Yavatmal, Nanded etc has been completed, the release adds.