"110 villages have been electrified across the country during last week (from 11th to 17th April 2016) under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY)," the power ministry said in a release.
Out of these electrified villages, 24 villages were in Arunachal Pradesh, 24 in Assam, 21 in Jharkhand, 18 in Rajasthan, six in Bihar, four in Chhattisgarh, four in Odisha, five in Madhya Pradesh, two in Manipur and two in Uttar Pradesh, it said.
In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on Independence Day, the government decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1,000 days i.e. by May 1, 2018.
The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrification process in 12 stage milestones with defined timelines for monitoring.
The release further said 7,343 villages have been electrified till date. Out of remaining 10,665 villages, 444 villages are uninhabitated.