Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told officials to quickly implement the ‘Housing for All’ scheme in order to provide broadband to all gram panchayats and facilitate eGovernance.
The order was issued as he reviewed the progress of key infrastructure sectors in the country, including coal, housing and ports, oil and gas, renewable energy and power, as also the Digital India programme.
According to an official statement, “The Prime Minister was informed that progress of electrification of all unelectrified villages is proceeding at a rapid pace. Out of the approximately 18,500 unelectrified villages, 6,000 have already been electrified.”
Modi also took special interest in renewable energy, notably on the progress in distribution of LED bulbs across the country. Officials said that against the target of 175 GW of such energy capacity by 2022, 39.5 GW of installed capacity had already been achieved.