- "This news will make every Indian proud and delighted," PM Modi tweeted
- Leisang, a village in Manipur, last one to receive electricity, PM said
- Taking electricity to every house remains another task
A village is considered electrified if it has basic electrical infrastructure and 10 per cent of its households and public places -- including schools, panchayat office and health centre -- have electricity.
A tweet by the Prime Minister read:
"Leisang village in Manipur, like the thousands of other villages across India has been powered and empowered! This news will make every Indian proud and delighted," he added.
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
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 right-wing ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya - the Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana.
Last year, to plug these holes and provide the last mile connectivity to every home, the government started a new scheme -- the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana or Saubhagya.