India: All villages to be electrified by 2018, says Minister

Aiming to empower villages through a hike in MGNREGA funds, poverty alleviation and 100 percent electrification by May 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday focused on rural India.

In his Budget speech, Jaitley said 100 percent electrification of villages will be achieved by May 1, 2018.

The government has allocated Rs 4,843 crore to electrify the rural areas under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana in financial year 2017-18.

Source: Economic Times


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