Secretary (Power), Govt of India, Ajay Kumar Bhalla called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu today to discuss on the status of implementation of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) in Arunachal Pradesh .
He was accompanied by Joint Secretary (Power) AK Verma and senior officials of REC power distribution company Ltd.
Bhalla informed that the rural electrification programme launched by PM Modi countrywide is being aggressively taken up in the state to meet the completion target of December 2018.
Informing on the status of DDUGJY in the state, he said that 895 un-electrified villages are yet to be electrified in the off grid areas, which is being taken up by REC.
In the on grid areas, 325 villages are still be electrified, whose works are being taken up by Arunachal Power Development Agency (APDA).
Bhalla also apprised on ongoing works in the 153 partially electrified villages in the on grid areas.
He apprised that electrification works are going on in Roing, Pasighat and Aalo covered under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana works.
Chief Minister urged the executing agencies to speed up work especially in the off grid areas and assured help of the state government.
The meeting was also attended by Power Minister Tamiyo Taga, Chief Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin and Commissioner Power Kaling Tayeng.