Thursday, July 24, 2008

Electricity for the poor still a dream

This link gives an update on the rural infrastructure scheme launched in 2005 with a target completion in 2009. We are far behind the targeted figure of 125000 villages out of which only around 47000 villages have been electrified till April 2008 and 18000 more can be expected to be electrified by the end of 2009. This statistics can be viewed here which also gives the number of households below poverty line connected and targeted.