NAHARLAGUN , Aug 6: Village electrification targets under ‘Deen Dayal Upadhya Gram Jyoti Yojna’ (DDUGJY) have been achieved well before time in the state of Arunachal Pradesh claimed, Executive Engineer, (Power) Naharlagun Janu Taying .
As per record,833 villages has been electrified amongst them 335 villages has been electrified through On-Grid and remaining 498 villages are been electrified through Off-Grid .
Celebrating the occasion at Kongkra putu village which is around 2 kms away from Naharlagun , Engineer further added that All the villages of Arunachal Pradesh has been electrified under the DDUGJY on April 2018 a month before its target. However, At least 50000 thousand household are yet to be electrified in Arunachal under the shaubhagya scheme, a scheme that focuses on house to house electrification .
Taying further informed that 80 villages are already electrified in Papum Pare district under the DDUGJY; however few villages are partially electrified and will be electrified by August this month.
The DDUGJY project is being undertaken by the Ministry of Power along with the state power department and which is being monitored by Rural Electrification Corporation, a nodal agency of the rural electrification project.
Expressing happiness over the electrification, Tami Yayik, a woman from the village informed that earlier they have to go for charging their mobile phones and battery supported electric light in Naharlagun which is 2 kilometers away by foot.
Another native, Kipa Tame added that since the number of houses in the village is expanding every year so higher KV of transformer is required to meet the supper supply.
It is worthwhile to mention that most of the remaining villages were located in remote and inaccessible areas with difficult hilly terrain, deep forest areas, probably remained neglected for electrification since many years in the state.