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Status of Village Electrification as on 31.03.2017

July 14, 2017

In India 99.25% of villages were electrified at the end of March 2017. Villages of 20 States/UTs namely Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Daman & Diu, D & N Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, A & N Island, Sikkim and Tripura achieved 100% electrification as on 31.03.2017.

Villages of 6 States namely Uttar Pradesh (99.99%), West Bengal (99.99%), Karnataka (99.91%), Madhya Pradesh (99.9%), Nagaland (99.71%) and Uttarakhand (99.63%) were electrified more than 99% but less than 100% as on 31.03.2017.

Villages of 10 States namely Bihar (98.8%), Odisha (98.69%), Jammu & Kashmir (98.39%), Chhattisgarh (98.05%), Jharkhand (97.9%), Assam (97.51%), Mizoram (97.44%), Manipur (96.64%) and Meghalaya (96.44%) were electrified more than 96% but less than 99% as on 31.03.2017.

Arunachal Pradesh was the only state in India which was lagging behind the race of village electrification; only 76.63% villages of the state were electrified as on 31.03.2017.

Note- The figures are based on the data available on DDUGJY website (Except Union Territories); As per Power For All action plan document of Andaman and Nicobar Island, 100% village electrification has been achieved; Disclaimer:- The data included in monthly progress reports of village electrification published by CEA is provisional in nature as indicated in all the reports. The data in the report prior to October, 2015 was updated every month based on the information received from States/distribution utilities as and when reported but the data for all the states for a particular month was generally not made available simultaneously to reflect the countrywide picture for a particular month. Number of total villages and number of electrified villages have also been adjusted for changes observed from Census 2011 data. As such, each monthly report of village electrification of CEA is independent of the earlier published reports and any derived data based on the earlier reports of CEA may not show a correct picture for that period.

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Resource Title: Progress Report of Village Electrification as on February 2017

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Source: Ministry of Power, Central Electricity Authority