All villages in the country have now access to electricity, Prime Minister narendra Modi announced on Sunday.
Leisang village in Senapati district of Manipur was the last village brought on the national power grid on Saturday. The target to bring electricity to every village was achieved 13 days ahead of the 1000-day deadline, set in August 2015.
28th April 2018 will be remembered as a historic day in the development journey of India. Yesterday, we fulfilled a commitment due to which the lives of several Indians will be transformed forever! I am delighted that every single village of India now has access to electricity.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 29, 2018
He said 28th April will be remembered as a historic day in the development journey of the nation as the government fulfilled a commitment due to which the lives of several Indians will be transformed forever.
He added Leisang, like thousands of other villages across the country, has been powered and the news will make every Indian proud and delighted.
In his Independence Day speech of 2015, PM Modi promised that all villages where electricity was yet to reach, will have power within 1,000 days. To create basic power infrastructure and connectivity, the government had announced a scheme named after BJP ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya – the Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana.