Official definition of electrified village

The definition of an Electrified Village was specified under the Ministry of Power’s O.M. No.42/1/2001-D(RE) dated 5th February 2004 as given below.

A village would be classified as electrified based on a Certificate issued by the Gram Panchayat, certifying that –

a) Basic infrastructure such as Distribution Transformer and Distribution Lines are provided in the inhabited locality as well as a minimum of one Dalit Basti / hamlet where it exists; and
b) Electricity is provided to public places like Schools, Panchayat Office, Health Centers, Dispensaries, Community Centers etc.; and
c) The number of households electrified are at leat 10% of the total number of households in the village.

< Prev