Uttar Pradesh government has announced that state is all set to achieve cent percent electrification by the end of this month i.e. 31 December.
Speaking to the media persons in the state capital yesterday, power minister Shrikant Sharma said that state government will give new year gift to poor consumers by illuminating their homes by 31st December and his department would celebrate a symbolic Diwali on January 26 next year to mark the 100 per cent electrification of the state.
As per information received, Uttar Pradesh is among the states where a large number of households are to be covered under the Saubhagya scheme for providing electrical connections. At present, around 33,000 villages are yet to be given power connection.
Power minister said more than 1 lakh villages in the state were un-electrified when the BJP government came to power. He said that all the districts falling under Dakshinanchal and Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam have been electrified and the districts falling under Madhyanchal and Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam would be electrified by December 31.