The union power ministry electrified 245 villages in India during the first week of February under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna, a ministry said on Monday.
"Of these electrified villages, 82 villages belong to Assam, 77 in Odisha, 69 in Jharkhand, 13 to Chhattisgarh and two each in Tripura and Madhya Pradesh, " the ministry said in a statement here.
A total of 5, 027 villages have been electrified during 2015 - 16, till date, the statement said.
The government said it has decided to electrify the remaining 18, 452 un - electrified villages by May 1, 2018.
"Out of the remaining 13, 425 villages, 10, 487 villages are to be electrified through grid; 1, 997 villages through off - grid where grid solutions are out of reach due to geographical barriers and 941 villages are to be electrified by the their state governments, " it said.
"The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezed implementation schedule of 12 months with 12 - stage milestones for village electrification monitoring with defined timelines, " the statement added.