Bhubaneswar: All the villages in Odisha will be electrified by end of this month.
Odisha government sources said that the state will achieve 100% electrification status by the end of this month when the remaining 22 villages would be electrified.
Of the total 47,677 villages in the state, 47,655 have got electricity connection and only 22 are yet to get the facility.
The chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, Tuesday directed that all remaining villages be electrified by October 2, 2018. Patnaik was reviewing the progress of rural electrification in the state. He directed the department to ensure supply of power to 22,000 partially electrified villages. About 28 lakh households will get power by October 2, 2018.
Many villages in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Gajapati districts remained partially electrified and all the households have not got power like other districts.
Patnaik also asked the chief secretary to review progress of rural electrification with district collectors every month and expedite work.