Conquest of the last frontier

Vishal Kapoor
Contd from previous issue
With a sustained focus on development of our hinterland, the villages are increasingly getting connected to the mainstream.
The success of DDUGJY paved the way for the rollout of the household electrification scheme–SAUBHAGYA, which aimed to electrify every home. International Energy Agency (IEA) describes India’s Village electrification program as a clear success story and highlights the same as a bright spot for energy access in their publication “Energy Access Outlook 2017”.
As we celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ - 75 years of India’s independence, we must see each feat as a step closer to India realising the vision of Antyodaya.
The writer is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power