According to the statement, as on April 6, a total of 13,174 villages have been electrified under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY).
The goal is to light up the balance 4,441 villages by May 1, 2018. The REC is the nodal agency for implementation of the Jyoti Yojna or electrification plan.
According to the portal on rural electrification, there are 837 uninhabited villages.
In addition to strengthening and augmentation of sub-transmission and distribution (ST&D) infrastructure in rural areas, including metering at distribution transformers, feeders and consumers also fall under this scheme, it added.