Manipur’s Leisang becomes Last Village to get Electricity

The Last village to be electrified under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana is Leisang village located in Senapati district in Manipur.

As per Government of India, out of 18,452 villages in India that were power deprived 3 years ago, 17,181 have been electrified. Others are uninhabited or classified as grazing reserves.

A village is said to be electrified if at least 10% of its households, as well as public places such as schools, panchayat offices, and health centers, have access to electricity.

Earlier in 2015, Centre had identified 18,452 villages to be electrified under the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana.

While all inhabited villages out of them have now been electrified, only 1,321 have access to power for all their households, the data on the Government’s Grameen Vidyutikaran (rural electrification) website showed.

According to the 2011 census, Leisang has 12 families with 65 people.

Leisang Village of Senapati is around 80 Kms away from Imphal, in the remote area without proper infrastructure.

Prime Minister Modi had promised in his Independence Day speech in 2015 that his government would bring electricity to all villages within 1,000 days.


A government of India has launched the scheme “Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana” for rural electrification.

The erstwhile Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) scheme for village electrification and providing electricity distribution infrastructure in the rural areas has been subsumed in the DDUGJY scheme.

Rural Electrification Corporation is the Nodal Agency for implementation of DDUGJY.

The Yojana also includes the components:

To separate agriculture and non-agriculture feeders facilitating judicious rostering of supply to agricultural and non-agricultural consumers in rural areas and

Strengthening and augmentation of sub-transmission and distribution infrastructure in rural areas, including metering of distribution transformers/feeders/consumers.

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