India might be heading towards becoming the next super power contending the most developed nations of the world but there is a flip side of the story which has darkness spread all over. Around one-third of the Indian population is yet to get electricity after 67 years of Independence.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal made a statement during the Question Hour in parliament and marked it as “Very Unfortunate”. His statement continued saying that 8 Crore households in the country do not have power connection and this means 40 Crore population are still deprived off electricity.
Goyal said that enough funds have been given to all states under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) but implementation of the scheme in many states were not completed yet due to various reasons including non-availability of land to set up sub-station.
He said, “Centre’s role is very limited in implementation of RGGVY. We cannot micro-manage everything. It is the state government which has to implement the scheme”.