AP attains 100 percent electrification of households

Q.  Andhra Pradesh has become the second state after which one to achieve 100 percent electrification of households?
- Published on 14 Sep 16

a. Kerala
b. Punjab
c. Delhi
d. Gujarat

ANSWER: Gujarat
AP attains 100 percent electrification of householdsAndhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to attain 100 percent electrification of households, based on findings of a national level survey on electrification in numerous states.
  • CM C Naidu said 100 percent electrification was achieved by June end and the target of ensuring uninterrupted world class quality power supply is a must
  • Access to electricity is the key socio-economic indicator
  • Close to 35 percent of the households in states like UP, MP and Bihar lack access to power supply
  • Currently the overall transmission and distribution losses for this Southern state was 10.3 percent
  • Investment of INR 20000 crore has been proposed over the next five years to strengthen the transmission and distribution system and and extend the power supply connection on demand
  • Energy efficiency and conservation will also be taken in a massive way in government sector
  • AP’s capital city is Amravati and it is located on Southern banks of River Krishna.
  • Its official language is Telugu

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