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REC updates Khandu on rural electrification

TAP | Updated: June 22, 2017

ITANAGAR, Jun 22: Chairman and Managing Director of Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited Dr PV Ramesh and his team of officers called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Thursday.

The chief minister discussed the projects being carried out under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY) in the state and assured the state government’s support for rural electrification works, a CMO report said.

Arunachal Pradesh has 1,230 un-electrified villages, the highest in the country. Under DDUGJY, 335 of these villages will be provided power through grid connectivity and the other 895 villages by solar installations.

Khandu was told eight villages – six in Anjaw and two in Dibang Valley – have already been electrified this month. Power supply has reached in these villages for the first time.

The chief minister directed the Commissioner (Power) that he would be taking a review meeting in the first week of July and sought regular updates on the status of rural electrification works.

Khandu decided that the rural electrification programme would be taken on a mission mode and the power department has drawn up a schedule to cover the remaining un-electrified villages by December, the report added.