Neeraj Nanda, President-South Asia (T&D, Solar), KEC International speaks to INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY in length about the potentials in India's transmission sector. He also advices DISCOMs to enhance their willingness and preparedness to adopt and drive renewable energy.
A total of 327 villages have been electrified across the country from 1st to 7th August 2016 under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna (DDUGJY). Out of these electrified villages, seven villages belong to Arunachal Pradesh, 12 to Assam, 10 to Bihar, four to Chhattisgarh, 68 to Jharkhand, four to Madhya Pradesh, 11 to Manipur, 136 to Meghalaya, eight to Nagaland, 24 to Odisha, six to Rajasthan, two to Tripura, 31 to Uttar Pradesh and one each to Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka
The Odisha government has admitted that 3,940 villages and 16,533 small habitations remained to be electrified. A written reply by State Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das said 3,144 villages under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana and 521 under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) could not be electrified in the 12th plan period.