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Nearly 5,000 villages in MP without power: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 15:29

Bhopal: Close to 5,000 villages in Madhya
Pradesh do not have electricity while in another 3,000-odd
villages, less than 10 per cent of households have access
to power, according to a latest study.

The study by Madhya Pradesh Planning Commission on
`Status of Rural Electrification`, said Panna district was the
worst performer and 71 per cent of the villages here do not
have power followed by Sidhi district (68.53 per cent).

There are 50 districts in the state out of which 11 have
poor record of providing electricity to villages, it said.

The districts of Rewa, Shahdol, Shivpuri, Bhind, Satna,
Guna, Vidisha, Jhabua and Raisen are among those who have a
poor record.

However, Bhopal, Harda, Neemuch, Indore, Shajapur, Dewas,
Ujjain, Sehore, Mandsaur, Gwalior and Rajgarh districts have
done well and electricity has reached in almost every village
there, the study said.


First Published: Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 15:29
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