Earlier govts, then Cong Prez failed to fulfill household electrification promise: PM

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"The coming of electricity made our children particularly happy".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the programme, which was announced in September 2017, is now in "mission mode" and seeks to connect around 40 million households. "Needless to say, none of that happened during their long tenure", said PM Modi.

Narendra Modi said "People who have not seen darkness, don't understand the meaning of illumination".

He said that it was "unfortunate" that over 18,000 villages in the country were not electrified in last 70 years.

The interaction covered the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana - "Saubhagya" scheme, through video bridge.

Under this scheme, DISCOMs will also conduct camps in villages or cluster of villages to help on-the-spot filling up of application forms including release of electricity connections to households.

The last one electrified was Leisang village of Manipur in the North east Sector on April 28, 2018.

Villagers from Roro in West Singhbhum district informed Modi about the issues they faced before.

Tayob said while his clients understood there was a slim chance that the South African authorities would seriously consider arresting a head of state, they were still "appealing to the moral conscience" of the South African government while raising the profile of the decades old Kashmiri conflict.

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He pointed out that the government has changed the situation in Eastern India which had 14,582non- electrified villages out of 18,000 and out of which 5790 villages were in the North East. The population is low in these areas and they also have fewer parliamentary seats.

He added that the Government accords priority to the development of Eastern India and with complete electrification, now Eastern India can play an even bigger role in India's development journey.

Young Aarti Sharma from Jammu and Kashmir thanked Prime Minister Modi for this wonderful gift. We could not study.

More than 86 lakh household has been electrified through theYojana so far. Poor families are being provided electricity for free.

People from Tripura also expressed their happiness. "You must be listening to our what our opponents are saying (about the homes still left to receive electricity)". The cost includes chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and services like hotline facilities as PM has travelled to 84 countries after being 4 years in the power. "There was no electricity in these places", he said.

NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said the Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) had asked them to arrest Modi for alleged crimes in Kashmir‚ India - allegations based on a recent report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

"Saubhagya" scheme was launched by the Prime Minister on September 25, 2017.

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.

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