India On The Cusp Of History: Completes 99.78 Per Cent Household Electrification, Just 4.7 Lakh Homes LeftRepresentative Image (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

India has successfully managed to electrify 99.78 per cent households until 15 January as per government data.

The data uploaded on Saubhagya dashboard claims that 21.23 crore households have been given access to electricity since 11 October 2017, whereas 4.70 lakh or 0.22 per cent are still to get the basic necessity.

Electrified vs un-electrified households (Saubhagya Website)
Electrified vs un-electrified households (Saubhagya Website)

Out of the 4.70 lakh households still to get an electricity connection, 20,320 are in Chhattisgarh, 94,555 in Meghalaya, 1.13 lakh in Rajasthan with 2.42 lakh belong to Assam.

From the data, one can conclude that 25 out of 29 Indian states have already achieved total household electricity.

As far as the pace of electrification goes, 23.48 lakh households were electrified in December 2018 and 6.21 lakh households got electricity in January alone. Out of the 6.41 lakh households, 1.20 lakh received an electric connection on 2 January alone.

Month-wise household electrification data (Saubhagya Website)
Month-wise household electrification data (Saubhagya Website)

Based on the current pace of work, it can be inferred that India may achieve complete household electrification sometime by the end of the month, provided the apparatus is available on the ground.

India already achieved 100 per cent village electrification on 28 April 2018 after the last un-electrified village Leisang in Manipur received power.

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