"From the ramparts of Red Fort, I announced every village will be electrified". He added that despite all the difficulties, a dedicated team of people worked hard to ensure that the dream of electrifying every village is achieved.
"Earlier governments made promises, which they failed to fulfil".
Under Saubhagya, free electricity connections to all households (both APL and poor families) will be provided in rural areas and poor families in urban areas.
He was interacting with the beneficiaries of Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana and Saubhagya Yojana through video conferencing.
He said that it was "unfortunate" that over 18,000 villages in the country were not electrified in last 70 years. He said the then President of the ruling party went a step ahead and said the government will bring electricity to every home. "But that did not happen even in 2009, 2010 or 2011", Modi said during an interaction with the beneficiaries of Rs 16,320-crore Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) on Thursday. Singh said that when he will celebrate his daughter's birthday, he will also celebrate the day light came to his hamlet. Leisang was the last among the 18,000 villages electrified.
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Further breaking some more figures on PM Modi's travel overseas, then in 2014-15 Rs. 93.76 crore was spent on chartered flights while in 2015-16, the figure was Rs. 117 crore. The original target was to complete this electrification by 31 December 2018. An additional budgetary support of 15% (5% for special category states) is available if 100% household electrification is achieved by the 31 December target, while all remaining un-electrified households are targeted for electrification by March 2019.