The Prime Minister said 28th April 2018 was a historic day for India's development story, Leisang village of Manipur became the last village of India to be connected to a power grid. "This was quite unfortunate", he added.
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Modi alleged that the previous governments did not pay attention to the development of the eastern parts of India. The PM expressed happiness and extended his wishes to the villagers who were elated after benefitting from the rural electrification scheme.
He was interacting with the beneficiaries of Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana and Saubhagya Yojana through video conferencing. "It was not easy to reach there but a dedicated team of people did it", he said. "Of the 18,000 villages which were deprived of electricity, close to 15,000 villages were from the East, while close to 6,000 belonged to the North East. All this has changed", she said.More news: 6 pre-tournament contenders who crashed out of the British Open
People from Tripura also expressed their happiness.
Prime Minister Modi-led NDA government, through its various electrification programmes, has worked to provide electricity to towns and villages, a claim that the opposition Congress party always questions.More news: Trump Doesn’t Get Why U.S. Has to Defend NATO Allies
The OHCHR report‚ published last month‚ found there was past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses in Kashmir‚ which has suffered a conflict for 70 years. PM Modi also said that he keeps his promises. The original target was to complete this electrification by 31 December 2018.
Earlier this month, power ministers of all states and union territories were unanimous on electrifying all households in the country by December 31, 2018, during the Power Ministers Conference in Shimla.More news: Dollar drops further on Trump's comments on currency, rate hike