All villages India now have electricity. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement Monday. He said the final village the country to get electricity was the remote Leisang village the state of Manipur. The village was connected to the grid Sunday. Electrification all villages in India was one of the government's biggest promises. Mr Modi thanked everyone involved the electrification project. He tweeted: "April 28, 2018 will be remembered as a historic day the development journey India....We fulfilled a commitment, due to which, the lives of...Indians will be transformed forever. I am delighted that every single village India now has access to electricity."
In 2015, PM Modi promised he would give 18,000 villages access to electricity the first time. Mr Modi said a village is electrified when it has the basic power lines and 10 per cent houses and public places (including schools, administrative offices and health centres) have power. While Mr Modi is happy the progress made, many people say there is a lot more work to be done. The World Bank says 200 million Indians still lack access to electricity. The "India Today" newspaper found that many villages still lacked electricity. One villager told its reporters: "The darkness creates a big problem the village as it is frequented elephants."