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100% Of Villages In India Now Have Electricity


Every inhabited village in India has access to electricity after Leisang village in Manipur was connected to the national power grid. As of the end of April, all villages are now powered through traditional lines or off-grid solutions. They were able to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of electrifying all villages by May 11th of this year.

India’s 597,464 total villages now have access to power as of April 28th. They’ve been able to accomplish this feat with a mixture of extending the national power grid and using solar panels for locations that traditional methods can’t reach. The most recent off-grid system came online in another village in Manipur, Pakol.