All Indian Villages to have Electricity by Next Month: Union Minister

Union Minister of State for Energy R K Singh being welcomed by party leaders in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: First time since becoming the Central Minister of State for Energy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader R K Singh arrived in Patna on Monday where he was given a warm welcome by the state leaders, including party state President Nityanand Rai.

Speaking on the occasion, Singh said that by the end of next month, every single village in India would have electricity.

"The goal was to provide electricity to each and every village in India by the end of this year but this goal will be achieved two months before the deadline," the minister said adding the Center has asked the state government to make a list of the villages that have somehow slipped through the cracks so power will be made available to them by March of next year.

Saying that the Narendra Modi government had great plans for Bihar, Singh said that the Center had already approved projects worth over Rs. 20,000 crore for the development of the state and more was yet to come as the Prime Minister had himself had said that money would not come in the way of the development of Bihar.

"When it comes to providing electricity to all, Bihar is in a much better shape than many states in the country. It is getting 4000 MW of electricity from the central pool so no one has to go without power for a prolonged period. Efforts are afoot to increase power production capacity and steps are also being taken to stabilize voltage from fluctuation," the minister said.

Singh was welcomed by party state Chief Nityanand Rai in the presence of Gyanendra Singh Gyanu, Nitin Navin, Neeraj Bablu, Sanjay tiger, Rajiv Ranjan and other party leaders.

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