Andhra Pradesh becomes second state to achieve 100% electrification

Posted on:15 Sep 2016 09:26:06
Andhra Pradesh becomes second state to achieve 100% electrification
15 September 2016 Current Affairs: Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100 per cent electrification of households.

JM Financials published the report based on a national -level survey on electrification in various states.

About 35 per cent rural households in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and Assam still lacked access to power supply.The Chief Minister asked the Department officials to chalk out an action plan to be implemented from the grassroots level so as to make the power sector self-sufficient in the long run.’

An investment of Rs 20,000 crore has been proposed over the next five years to strengthen the transmission and distribution systems and extend power supply connection on demand.Energy efficiency and conservation activities would also be taken up in a big way in all government departments and other sectors.

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